UCAS Tariff points: 120 - preferred subjects include Biology or Human Biology. *Please note due to the competitive nature of this course, meeting the tariff alone does not guarantee shortlisting to interview as applications are assessed holistically
A-Level: BBB or equivalent. Must include a minimum of one relevant subject from the Sciences or Social Sciences. We prefer candidates to have Biology or Human Biology but will also consider Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Maths and Sociology.
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. This combination of A-level grades would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
IB Diploma: 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).
Specific entry requirements
A-Level: 3 at grade B or above. Must include a minimum of one relevant subject from the Sciences or Social Sciences. We prefer candidates to have Biology or Human Biology but will also consider Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Science (Biology route), Science (Chemistry route), Science (Physics route), Maths and Sociology.
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 (B), or above, 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.
NMC English language requirement advice
Please also see the University's standard English language requirements
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
How to apply
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.
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.