- Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English Language
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 320 points from at least ABB (excluding General Studies) taken at one sitting normally. Mature applicants need academic attainment normally no more than five years of joining the course, e.g. Access course, AS level, degrees preferably in a Science related subject. Refer queries to an admissions tutor if required
- BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
Further information about BTEC equivalencies
International Baccalaureate : 30+
Access course (started before September 2014)
Pass Access to HE diploma with 18 level three credits at distinction and 24 at merit. English and Maths GCSE equivalency of 12 level two credits in each subject required
Access to HE Diploma (started from September 2014)
Pass QAA Accredited AHE Award with 12 level three credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit, and English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above
Child protection awareness course must be completed/passed in induction week.
Interview : Yes. The recruitment process for this course includes assessing applicants by interview for the core values of the NHS constitution. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application
Work experience: We expect candidates to have sought some related experience e.g. with a voluntary organisation/school/nursery etc before applying. Where possible they will have had experience within a speech and language therapy clinical setting
Relevant degree/foundation degree
Each application will be considered on its merits
Applications from mature students are encouraged. Mature students must normally demonstrate evidence of academic attainment within five years of application.
All successful applicants
Must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure application form before starting the course (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal record certificate from your own country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU's admission policy.
We have a restricted number of places on the NHS commissioned route and places will be awarded to those who meet the exact entry requirements and gain the highest scores in interview.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 7.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.
Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.
UCAS Tariff changes
Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.