NHS Values will be assessed in all areas of an application including UCAS Personal Statement and at interview. For more details, please download our explanation of Value Based Recruitment.
|A level requirements||A2 Level at BBB from three A2 Levels with at least one Science subject.
Applied Science will only be considered when accompanied by another Science A-Level, not Applied.
Higher grades may be required from resit students. (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
General Studies is not considered for this course.
|Subject requirements||5 GCSEs at Grades A* - C which must include English Language, Mathematics and Science. Where numerical grading is introduced these subject me be offered at a minimum of Grade 5.
English Language, Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics MUST be offered at Grade C. (Science Dual Award is acceptable).
Applied GCSEs will not be considered
For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||BTEC nationals are considered in addition to 5 GCSEs grades A* - C, which must include English Language, Maths and a Science. Where numerical grading has been introduced, English Language, Maths and a Science will be required at Grade 5 or above. Please note that Science dual award is acceptable but Core Science and Applied GCSEs will not be considered.
We will accept one BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at a minimum of Distinction. This must be accompanied by two A2 at Grade B, of which one subject should include Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Maths or Chemistry. Three separate subjects must be taken between the two qualifications.
BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care or Applied Science/ Medical Science graded at DD will be accepted. This must be accompanied by one A Level at grade B. In total, between the two qualifications; two separate subjects must be taken.
BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits) in Health and Social Care or Applied Science/Medical Science at DDD. The student is required to achieve 120 credits out of 180 at Distinction by the end of their second year. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma and National Diploma must be the 2016 specification. We do not accept the BTEC Nationals (2010, QCF).
|International Baccalaureate||Applicants should normally present with 30 points including 3 Higher Level subjects at minimum Grade 5.
Higher Level subjects must include Mathematics and Biology or Physics.
|European Baccalaureate||74% overall with a minimum mark of 8 in Biology and no other subject less than a 6.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||2 subjects at H2 or above to include a science subject (Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry) and 4 subjects at H3 or above to include a further science subject and/or Maths.|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||Scottish Certificate of Education
Advanced Higher/Higher Level
Accepted in addition to five national 5’s graded upper A –C, which must include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject. A minimum of five B’s from any combination of Advanced Higher/Higher Level. Consideration will only be given to Advanced Highers in different subjects to those of Highers level subjects offered.
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Not accepted|
|Cambridge Pre-U Diploma||Will be considered|
|Graduate application||We welcome applications from graduates holding a minimum of a 2:2 classification. If your degree is not in a Science related subject please contact the admission unit for further information. If it is 5 years or more since you last studied you may be advised to study an A level in Biology / Human Biology. The degree qualification should be supported by a strong academic background, with a minimum of 5 GCSEs A* - C to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.|
|Access||Essential: 45 credits at Level 3 (all should be new learning, ie. GCSE awards cannot be APL’d against the Diploma). 30 credits passed at distinction (which must include a minimum of 15 credits in modules relating to Biology, Maths and Physics). The remaining 15 credits must be passed at merit or higher.
5 GCSE subjects graded A*-C and must include: English Language, Mathematics and Science
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|Academic reference||An academic reference must be included within the UCAS application. If the applicant is a graduate and has been working since graduating (within three years), an employer reference is acceptable.|
|Profession-specific knowledge and skills required|
All Diagnostic Radiography and Therapeutic Radiography & Oncology candidates must complete a Clinical Observation Visit and submit a Clinical Visit Form and scan it to the appropriate Admissions Tutor.
THIS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2022 ENTRY DUE TO COVID-19. HOWEVER, EVIDENCE WITHIN THE PERSONAL STATEMENT OF RESEARCH INTO THE PROFESSION IS REQUIRED.
|Declaration of criminal background|
You will understand that as a health sciences student, and when you qualify, you will be asked to treat children and other vulnerable people. We therefore need information about any criminal offences of which you may have been convicted, or with which you have been charged. The information you provide may later be checked with the police.
The University and the School of Health Sciences has an obligation to undertake health screening on all prospective healthcare students. Any offer of a place to study is conditional on completion of a health questionnaire and a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the University's Occupational Health Service. This will include some obligatory immunisations and blood tests.
If you have, or think you have dyslexia or a long term health condition or impairment that may have the potential to impact upon your studies and/or your Fitness to Practice duty, please complete the Disability form.
The academic profile, reference and personal statement of each candidate are given equal consid-eration. Due to the large number of applications it is advised that candidates ensure that they present with the strongest possible application.
|Additional essential requirements
Additional requirements include:
- Knowledge/understanding of the profession
- Evidence of care/compassion for others
- Evidence of teamwork and personal achievement
- Evidence of verbal/written communication skills