- Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English
Plus one of the following:
- A minimum of 120 points from at least two A levels with a specified subject at grade B or above
- BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
- BTEC Extended Diploma - with Distinction/Distinction/Merit
International Baccalaureate: 30+
Access course (started before September 2014)
Pass. English and Maths GCSE equivalency of 12 level two credits in each subject required.
Access to HE Diploma (started after September 2014)
Pass Access qualification with GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
Applicants will have an individual and a group interview. Applicants will produce a short written piece of work on the selection day, based on a case study which they are sent prior to the selection day. Demonstration of an example of emotional resilience is required during your individual interview. Professional conduct during the event will also contribute to the decision making regarding an applicant’s application.
450 hours part-time or three months full-time voluntary or work-based experience in a social work or social care setting involving direct work with service users or carers is required to be evidenced prior to the start of the course. A written reference will be required to confirm your work experience. If you cite more than one period of work experience, a different reference will be required for each period. This must involve direct work with service users or carers during the last five years. This cannot include placements gained during college courses.
A work-based reference is required from one of the agencies listed as part of your experience and an academic reference will also be required.
You must complete a declaration form and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application form before starting the course (if you are an international applicant you will also need to submit a criminal record certificate from your home country), which needs to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admissions policy.
English language requirements:
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 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.