A-level: BCC preferably including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, maths, physics or social sciences, such as psychology).
Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 at C or 4/5
including maths and English and 2 science subjects
Access to HE Diploma
45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and include 12 credits from biology or health-related subjects + 5 GCSE’s A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus two others. The remaining level 3 credits must be at merit level or above. For Access to Higher Education Diplomas completed before September 2014, applicants are required to have 45 credits at level 3 at distinction and include 12 credits from biology or health-related subjects. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): Distinction/Distinction/Distinction in: Health and Social Care (Health Sciences); Health and Social Care (Health Studies).
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
27 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): BBBBBB including B in English, maths and biology
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Higher and BBBBB at Higher, preferably including a science.
For non-AH applicants: BBBBBB at Higher, preferably including a science.
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health & Social Care
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
6 science modules if undertaking Level 3 Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent). Applicants will be considered who take the Level 3 Award (1 A-level equivalent) or the Certificate (2 A-level certificate) but one of their other qualifications would need to be the equivalent of an A level in the Physical Sciences (Biology, chemistry or Physics).
Students will need to have completed 2 mandatory modules and 3 from option group 1 and 1 from option group 2. Grade A (overall) is accepted.
|HSC CM6 Infection prevention and control in health and social care||Mandatory|
|HSC DM3.1 Anatomy and physiology for health and social care||Mandatory|
|HSC CM 02 Biochemistry for health||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 07 Genetics in health and social care||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 011 Microbiology for health||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 013 Physiology of coordination||Option Group 1|
|HSC CM 015 Science of nutrition||Option Group 1|
|HSC DM 09 Pharmacology||Option Group 2|
|HSC DM 010 Physiology of ageing||Option Group 2|
Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Programme (CFGO): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 60%
Interdisciplinary Foundation Programme (PHE): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 60%
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
You will need to show evidence of study in the last 5 years.
You are required to provide an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to (your) character and good standing.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
All applications from international students are considered in line with our standard entry requirements (typically expressed as English A-level qualifications) and we would expect predicted grades to be of an equivalent level. Proof of English Language proficiency will be required and minimum levels and approved tests for the School of Healthcare are detailed below.
All applicants require a minimum level of English in order to meet our matriculation standards. Applicants for whom English is not their first language may require an additional English language qualification to gain entry to the University of Leeds and will be made an offer which is conditional on successful completion of one of the approved tests, or one of the University of Leeds pre-sessional English language courses.
Certain qualifications, e.g IELTS, have a 2 year validity period and must be valid at the commencement of studies.
Overseas applicants and applicants from non-EU countries should note that student visa regulations will not normally allow study on a part-time basis.
Commonly Accepted Qualifications
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 4: an overall score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
- Pass in the Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) examinations4: II or above
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of Academic English)*: an overall score of 60, with at least 56 in listening, reading, writing and speaking
- University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Certificate of Proficiency in English: grades A – C
- University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Certificate in Advanced English: grades A - C
- University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Certificate of Proficiency in English: grades 169 overall with no less than 162 in any component (post Jan 2015)
- University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Certificate in Advanced English: grades 169 overall with no less than 162 in any component (post Jan 2015)
- ibtTOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): an overall score of 87, with no less than: 20 in listening and reading, 22 in speaking, and 21 in writing
- 70% or higher in English in the Indian Standard Twelfth, together with use of English as the medium of instruction at secondary school
- Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language: grades A - C
- Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language: grades A – C
Teaching, assessment and student support will take place in English, unless otherwise stated. Applicants will require a Tier 4 student visa in order to study at the School of Healthcare.
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.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
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.
The School of Healthcare does not normally participate in the UCAS Extra scheme for entry onto the Nursing (Mental Health) BSc degree course. You must tell us in your UCAS application if you want to defer entry and if you have any prior criminal convictions.
Selection and Interview
We shortlist applicants against agreed criteria, using the information you submit on your UCAS form only. You must meet the academic entry requirement for the programme. Your academic background and personal statement help us to assess your interest in the academic subject and are an important part of the process. The reference you provide on the UCAS form must also support your application, this should be an academic reference, which also includes a statement which attests to (your) character and good standing.
Recruitment events take place between December and April. You will be allocated to one of the events; if the date is not suitable you need to contact the student education support officer and request an alternative date (email@example.com). Non-attendance at an event without explanation will result in your application being automatically rejected.
International Admissions Process
All applicants for Nursing programmes must meet entry requirements, are required to be interviewed and undertake a short entry test. Interviews may be conducted via SKYPE and will be arranged with the applicant for a specific date and time. For nursing the test is a numeracy test. Tests for Nursing will be taken remotely, but under observation, immediately following the interview.
Following applicant shortlisting by the School of Healthcare Admission Tutors, applicants will be invited to undertake an interview and entry test (subject to relevant entry criteria attainment as identified below):
The numeracy test for Nursing and Midwifery is set around the European metric system of measurement and calculation. Information pertaining to the International English Language Testing System qualification “IELTS” is available above.
School of Healthcare Undergraduate Admissions Policy
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £23,250 (per year)
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.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
International Fees and Additional Costs
All applicants need to ensure cognisance of the financial implications before applying to the School of Healthcare and that there may be a requirement to provide a financial guarantee of funding for three years. The status of a student as being a home or overseas student is based upon residential status and not nationality. Where a prospective student is an overseas citizen living within the UK they should contact the Admissions Team at the School of Healthcare, firstname.lastname@example.org regardless of their residential status, to verify their fees status.
The current tuition and combined placement fees for Undergraduate international students are £21,500.00 per annum for 2017/18, rising to £23,250.00 in 2018/19 and are subject to annual revision. The course length is 3 years. Students will have to pay for Occupational Health clearance and immunisations (cost will vary dependent on individual needs of student and course requirements as well as any additional Occupational Health appointments and treatment needed during the programme. Other additional costs associated with the programme, which require consideration include visas and travel to and from placement. Applicants for all Undergraduate programmes at the School of Healthcare require a Criminal Record check, which will be undertaken as part of the visa application.
Additional cost information
You will be provided with 3 sets of Uniforms. Additional Uniforms, if required, can be purchased at a cost of £25 per Uniform (subject to change)
Additional costs for all students
- Students will need to purchase black shoes for placement.
- Students will be required to pay for printing of assessment work and photocopying of articles if needed
Additional Costs for Home/EU students (Optional)
- Signing up to the DBS update service (currently £13 per year)
- Purchase of recommended text books and digital devices/laptops
- If a study abroad module is chosen, there will be additional costs for travel, visas and accommodation whilst abroad.
After accepting a place on the programme international students will have to pay for occupational health clearance and immunisations (cost will vary dependent on individual needs of student), as well as a police check in their country of origin. International students will also have to pay for travel costs to and from placement. Students will be required to pay for printing of assessment work and photocopying of articles if needed.
3 sets of uniforms will be provided; any additional uniforms are paid for by the student. Students may wish to purchase recommended text books and digital devices/laptops. If a study abroad module is chosen, there will be additional costs for travel, visas and accommodation whilst abroad.
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.