UCAS points: 120 - preferred subjects include Biology or Human Biology
A-level: BBB or equivalent, including Biology or Human Biology (General Studies A-level not accepted)
International Baccalaureate: 32 points, including Biology Higher Level 4 (3-year course only)
BTEC: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (DDD)
Access course: Pass the Access course with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3 which should include 12 credits in Biology/Human Biology. Of the level 3 credits, at least 15 should be passed at merit or above and 24 at distinction level. English and maths level 2 credits will no longer be accepted as GCSE equivalencies. GCSE English and Maths are now required as separate qualifications.
In addition GCSE Mathematics, Human Biology or Biology or Chemistry, and English Language grade C or above. (Access course level 2 credits at Mathematics and English Language no longer accepted).
A new UCAS Tariff point system is being introduced for students applying to start university in September 2017, which uses a qualification’s size and grades to calculate total Tariff points under a brand new system. Therefore the Tariff points for 2017 entry for this course, calculated on the same A-level equivalence, are 120 points. Please visit the UCAS website
for more information.
Specific entry requirements
A-Level: 3 at grade B or above to include Biology or Human Biology
GCSE: Passes at grade B or above (C or above for Access course), including Mathematics, English Language and a science subject (ie Biology or Chemistry or Human Biology)
Additionally, for BSc (Hons), one of the qualifications listed under Typical offers (see above). For post-experience BSc (Hons), both of the following:
- 120 CATS credits at level 5
- registration as a level 1 adult nurse (RN1 or RNA) on the NMC register
- the equivalent of 6 months' full-time relevant and current adult nursing practice in the past 18 months.
Securing a place is subject to both a satisfactory DBS and an Occupational Health clearance. If neither clearance has been completed prior to enrolment or a DBS issue has been declared on application, then enrolment may not be possible.
If enrolment has been agreed, then continuation on the programme will be contingent on satisfactory clearances.
All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
All Oxford Brookes University Health and Social Care Programmes conduct Value Based Recruitment (VBR). We recognise that values and attitudes have the greatest impact on the quality of people's care and their experiences.
VBR is a way of helping our Programme recruitment teams to assess the values, motives and attitudes of those who wish to work with people in health and social care settings. When we refer to values we mean, for example, the values included in the NHS constitution.
VBR focuses on 'how' and 'why' an applicant makes choices in how they act and seeks to explore reasons for their behaviour. Further details about the VBR framework can be found here.
Selection will be by interview and assessment of the following skills:
English language requirements
An IELTS score of 7.0 in all areas is required for ALL applicants whose first language is not English.
Please also see the University's standard English language requirements
International and EU applications
Preparation courses for EU students
We offer a range of courses to help students meet the academic and English language entry requirements for their courses and also familiarise them with university life.
Find out more about the international foundation pathways we offer and our pre-sessional English language courses.
Country specific entry requirements
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information and local representatives who can help you to apply, please have a look at our country specific information pages.
How to apply
Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.
Pre-registration BSc (Hons)
applications should be made via UCAS
Post registration applications
should be made directly with the University via the Programme Administrator or Recruitment Lead.
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.