A-level: ABB including biology at grade A or B
Not general studies or critical thinking.
GCSE: 5 GCSEs
- Science, Maths and English (English Language or English Literature) at minimum of grade B or 5
- Plus 2 others at minimum of grade C or 4
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 and include 15 credits from biology subjects + 5 GCSE’s A* to C grade in Maths, English, a Science plus two others. 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 Studies); Applied Science. For Health and Social Care, 4 out of 5 of your optional modules must be Biology-focused. For Applied Science, you must have 3 Biology-focused optional modules.
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
34 points overall (16 at higher level) including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5, one of which must be biology.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): AABBBB including B in English and maths, and A in biology
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Higher and AABBB at Higher including Biology.
Or B at Advanced Higher and AAABB at Higher including Biology.
For non-AH applicants: AABBBB at Higher including Biology.
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: BBC with a Grade 5 (B) in Biology.
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 Midwifery 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.
International admissions process
All applicants for Midwifery 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 and midwifery the test is a numeracy test. Tests for Nursing and Midwifery will be taken remotely, but under observation, immediately following the interview. 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):
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.
UK/EU: To be confirmed
International: To be confirmed
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. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
UK undergraduate tuition fees for 2021 entry
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2021/22 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. In other years, the government has confirmed fee levels in summer. When the fee is confirmed, we will publish an update on this website.
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.
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 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>Additional costs for all students</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>Additional Costs for Home/EU students (Optional)</p><ul><li><p>Signing up to the DBS update service (currently £13 per year)</p></li><li><p>Purchase of recommended textbooks 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.