Other course specific tests:
Academic entry reqirements
We usually look for evidence of prior study at GCSE level, such as Mathematics and English at GCSE grade 4/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.
Alternative Entry Scheme
If you don't have the required GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme. As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and Mathematics. Contact the Programme Lead, Suzanne Hallam, for more information: S.L.Hallam@leeds.ac.uk
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/4 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 or Mental Health Nursing, you will need to have passed five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and two Science subjects.
Additional entry criteria
This programme is part of the university’s widening particiaption strategy (see Access and participation plan) and as such we also look to this to guide our recruitment. With this in mind, you must also meet a minimum of two of the below criteria:
- Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education use our online postcode checker
- You attended a school which achieved less than the national average five A*-C / 9-4 passes (including English and Mathematics) at GCSE or attainment 8 score at GCSE in a state school. We use the All England State funded attainment 8 score, excluding applicants from selective and/or independent schools.
- You grew up in public care
- The residual income of your household is less than £25k
- You will be the first member of your immediate family (excluding older brothers or sisters or your own children) to achieve a degree
- Your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.
- Mature Learner (21+)
We do not consider A Level qualifications as part of our entry requirements. However, if you do have A Level qualifications we would not consider A Level grades above an average profile of CCC. Note: If you have an A Level average profile of BCC and your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life, then contact the Programme Lead for more information: Suzanne Hallam S.L.Hallam@leeds.ac.uk
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
25 January 2023 is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course via UCAS. If the programme still has places available you can apply after this date up to 30 June 2023.
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.
Read our admissions guidance for common queries and advice on personal statements.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 the fee will be £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students for 2023/24 have been agreed by the UK Government and will remain at the current fee level of £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 should be available on individual course pages from September 2022.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
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.