- 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, eg Access course, AS level, degrees preferably in a Science related subject. Refer queries to an admissions tutor if required
Further information about BTEC equivalencies
- BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
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. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application.
Work experience: No
If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 7.5 components or equivalent.
English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
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.