GCSE: Maths and English at grade C/4 or above
Other course specific tests:
If you are interested in progressing to the following degrees please note the specific requirements:
- Dental Hygiene: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: English Language, maths and either chemistry and biology, or dual science.
- Nursing (Adult) BSc, Nursing (Child) BSc and Nursing (Mental Health) BSc: normally 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: maths, English, and 2 science subjects.
- Midwifery BSc: normally 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: science, maths and English Language.
- Radiography BSc: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: maths, English and science.
- Social Work BA: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including: maths and English.
We give priority to applicants who live permanently in the UK and meet at least two of the following:
- Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education.
- You attended a school which achieved less than the national average of five A*-C or 9-4 passes at GCSE or attainment 8 score at GCSE.
- You grew up in public care.
- The residual income of your household is less than £25,000.
- 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.
We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications.
If you are a mature student or want to study part-time the Lifelong Learning Centre offers a free, confidential and impartial pre-entry guidance service. Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.
How to apply
Apply to this course through the Lifelong Learning Centre.
Please mention on your application form the area you want to progress to.
Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions team, and if you’re successful you’ll be invited to an interview. If you’re entering through the Alternative Entry Scheme you’ll be sent details after your interview.
If you’re made an offer you’ll be asked to engage with KickStart. This is a pre-entry programme designed to ease your move into studying at the University of Leeds. You’re welcome to contact us for further information.
Lifelong Learning Centre Admissions Policy 2019
UK: To be confirmed
Tuition fees for 2019 entry
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
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 starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
Tuition fees for 2020 entry
For all full-time students starting in 2020, our fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and we expect to publish an update later in 2019.
Visit our Brexit page for the latest information on the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on current students and applicants to the University.
Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
You will study at 50% intensity (60 credits) in year 1. Fees for 2018/19 are £4,625 (50% of £9,250).
There are no upfront fees to pay. All eligible students are able to borrow the entire cost of tuition fees making study free at the point of entry, with good repayment terms. You are eligible if you are studying for 30+ credits per year on a programme which is at a higher level than any qualification already held. Previous study in Higher Education may affect your eligibility.
Additional cost information
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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.
Depending on your circumstances, non-repayable financial support including a fee discount is available from the Leeds Financial Support scheme.