We usually look for evidence of prior study at GCSE level, such as Mathematics and English at GCSE grade C or equivalent. However, we do consider applications from people who can demonstrate their potential and commitment in other ways.
We particularly welcome applications from mature students who don’t meet the standard entry requirements.
All 'shortlisted' applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential at an informal interview.
Professional qualifications programmes
If you’re interested in progressing onto one of our professional qualification degree programmes, such as BA Social Work, you will need to have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or equivalent. For BA Social Work, we would consider your application if you were studying for these qualifications alongside your Foundation Year programme.
If you’re interested in some of our other professional qualification degrees, such as Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing, you will need to have passed five GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English and two science subject.
International Foundation Year Programme
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
If you’re currently taking a course at a school or college, your institution should have UCAS forms. These are also available online at the UCAS website.
You can apply for this programme from 1 October - 30 June.
School of Sociology and Social Policy Undergraduate Admissions Policy
UK/EU: See fees section below
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students in 2018-19 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.