Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above / 4 or 5 (if taken after 2016) including Maths and English Language or English Literature.
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, which must be at distinction + 5 GCSEs including Maths and English. 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
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
A minimum of 27 points, this must include a minimum of 3 x grade 5 in the 3 higher level subjects.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): AABBBB including English and maths
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Higher and AABBB at Higher.
Or B at Advanced Higher and AAABB at Higher.
For non-AH applicants: AABBBB at Higher.
CACHE certificates in Social Sciences or in Early Years at grade A (Overall grade) are accepted.
Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Programme (CFGO): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
Interdisciplinary Foundation Programme (PHE): Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
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.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
The university has an APEL process that the social work programme follows in the event of claims for prior learning with regards to specific modules.
The social work programme will not APEL practice. However it will be possible to APEL the 'shadowing practice' element of 'Suitability to Practise'.
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
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
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 6.5 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 Social Work 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.
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.
Shortlisted applicants are normally invited for interview at the School of Healthcare between November and April. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about the course, meet staff and students and look at School of Healthcare and University facilities.
The interview follows a structured format, whilst the questions asked may vary to some degree they are all similarly devised to allow each candidate the same opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of, understanding of, and aptitude for social work. The interview panel will then score the applicant against agreed criteria.
International Admissions Process
All applicants for Social Work 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 Social Work, the current test is a written exercise. Tests for Social Work will be under advisement.
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):
Information pertaining to the International English Language Testing System qualification “IELTS” is available above.
School of Healthcare Undergraduate School Policy 2019
UK/EU: To be confirmed
International: 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.
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 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
<p>All students will have to pay for their travel costs to and from placement and may also have to pay for their own travel costs whilst on placement, although some agencies reimburse these. Students will be required to pay for printing of assessment work and photocopying of articles.</p><p>Additionally<strong> international students </strong>will have to pay for placement and skills days during their programme. Year 1 current estimate - 20 skills days = £250. Year 2 current estimate - 70 placement days = £1400. Year 3 current estimate - 100 placement days = £2000.</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.
Since 2013 the numbers of social work bursaries at each university have been capped nationally for each individual social work programme.
Bursaries are not available for year one of BA programmes. We currently have 30 bursaries for the BA Social Work at University of Leeds for students in years two and three. We will recommend students for the social work bursary based on an assessment at initial interview. This ranking will be sent to NHS Bursaries. The final decision on eligibility for bursaries remains with NHS Bursaries.
The bursary system is currently under review. Find out more at NHS Bursaries.