A-level: BBB 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 GCSEs grade C or above / 4 or 5 (if taken after 2016) including Maths, English Language or English Literature and a Science subject.
Other course specific tests:
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.
All Foundation degree modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
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. All Access modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
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.
34 points overall (15 at higher level) 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.
All CACHE modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected
|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.
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.
Typical Access to Leeds offer
BSc – A level: BCC
GCSE: All subjects at Grade 4 (C) including English, Maths and Science.
International Foundation Year
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 (Adult) 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.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Selection and Interview
We shortlist applicants against agreed criteria, using the information you submit on your UCAS form only. This includes matching your academic profile, both achieved and predicted grades, to the academic entry requirements for the programme. Your personal statement is an important part of the shortlisting process, as it help us to assess your interest in adult nursing, and gives us an idea of the transferable skills which you will bring to our nursing programme. 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.
If your UCAS application meets our shortlisting criteria you will be invited for an interview, via e mail, to one of our selection events. These events take place between November and March. You will be allocated to one of the events; if the date is not suitable you need to contact the student education support officer (details given within the invite) and request an alternative date. Non-attendance at an event without explanation will result in your application being automatically rejected, so it is important to regularly check the e mail address you supplied on your UCAS form.
You will have the opportunity to talk to and ask questions of members of academic staff and existing students during the event. Qualified nurses are also involved in our selection events (depending on their availability) and thus you may also talk to them and ask them questions if they are present.
The selection event includes a campus tour delivered by University Student Ambassadors &/or Adult Nursing Student Ambassadors, where you will be able to see the Students Union, libraries, lecture theatres and The Edge sports facility and also ask questions of current students.
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 School Policy 2021
UK: See fees section below
International: £24,500 (per year)
Undergraduate tuition fees for 2020 entry
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2020, the fee for 2020/21 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 and non-UK EU undergraduate students are decided by Government and may vary if policy changes.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2020/21 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course.
UK undergraduate tuition fees for 2021 entry
For UK full-time students starting in 2021, the fee for 2021/22 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 Government and may vary if policy changes.
EU students starting in 2021/22
EU students starting their course in the 2021/22 academic year or later will now be classed as international students and so will need to pay the international student tuition fee.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
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.
NHS Learning Support Fund
The Government has confirmed the details of the Learning Support Fund, which includes a non-repayable, non-means-tested grant of £5,000 per year, a Specialist subject payment: of £1,000 for all nursing and midwifery degrees) and Parental Support of £2,000 for a student who has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 15 years or under 17 years if they are registered with special educational needs. There will also be reimbursement of any additional expenses practice placements travel expenses and an Exceptional Support Fund: a grant of up to £3,000 per academic year for students who find themselves in unforeseen financial hardship. More details can be found here.
How to apply
Details of how to access these funding streams can be found here.
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 course length is 3 years. Students will have to pay for Occupational Health clearance and immunisations (cost will vary dependent on the 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
<p><h4>Home/EU Students</h4><p>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)</p><p><strong>Additional costs for all students</strong></p><ul><li><p>Students will need to purchase black shoes for placement.</p></li><li><p>Students will be required to pay for printing of assessment work and photocopying of articles if needed</p></li></ul><p><strong>Additional Costs for Home/EU students (Optional)</strong></p><ul><li><p>Signing up to the DBS update service (currently £13 per year)</p></li><li><p>Purchase of recommended text books and digital devices/laptops</p></li><li><p>If a study abroad module is chosen, there will be additional costs for travel, visas and accommodation whilst abroad.</p></li></ul><h4>International Students</h4><p>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.</p><p>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.</p></p>
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.