Interview advice

Our online interviews are designed with you in mind, and allow you to attend virtually from the comfort of your own home, saving you time and money on travel as well as giving you flexibility to choose a date and time that suits you.

We want this experience to be the best opportunity for you, and we are here to support you with this next step in your application to DMU. That’s why we’ve created helpful guides that outline why we interview for your chosen course, what to expect from the interview process, how to prepare beforehand and what happens afterwards.

The DMU admissions team shares some application and interview tips.


  1. Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons)

    Find out more about Diagnostic Radiography and how to prepare for your interview at DMU with Senior Lecturer Chris Alvey.

    Diagnostic Radiography interview guide

  2. Midwifery

    To help you prepare, watch Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Sue Nyombi, as she shares her top tips on how to prepare for your Midwifery interview here at DMU.

    Midwifery interview guide

  3. Nursing BSc (Hons)

    To help you prepare for your Nursing interview, watch adult nursing student Tom as he shares his top tips when it comes to interviews.

    Nursing interview guide

  4. Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)


    Your interview will consist of a set of interview questions that will assess your attitudes, beliefs and values, as well as provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your interest and commitment to the course.

    We recommend you read widely around the subject of paramedic science including newspaper articles, websites, journals, magazines and any other publications that are relevant for your course.

    Paramedical Science interview guide

  5. Pharmacy MPharm and Mpharm Year Zero


    The interview will comprise of a structure that incorporates numeracy questions and some hypothetical scenarios that test your values and judgement. To help you prepare, we’ve pulled together some sample pharmacy interview questions to help you practice.

    Pharmacy interview guide Sample questions

  6. Physician Associate Studies MSc


    Designed and delivered in collaboration with practitioners from local healthcare providers, through taught sessions, self-directed study and a clinical placement, this course will equip you with the specific knowledge and skills required to practice as a physician associate. We are very proud of our Physician Associate Studies programme and look forward to giving you a deeper insight into the course during your interview.

    Physician Associate Studies MSc interview guide Multiple mini interview information

  7. Social Work BA


    We recommend you read widely around the subjects of social work including newspaper articles, websites, journals and any other publications that are relevant for your course.

    You need to be able to demonstrate that you understand what the course/career entails, but you will not be expected to have a detailed understanding of technical topics.

    Social Work BA interview guide

  8. Social Work MA

    social-work-870-img We are very proud of our 30-year history delivering social work education at DMU, and look forward to giving you a deeper insight into the course during your Interview.

    Social Work MA interview guide

Important things to consider

  1. What can I do to prepare for my interview?

    Before your interview, you will be emailed a Microsoft Teams invitation. Please accept this and make note of the date and time.

    We advise that you familiarise yourself with Microsoft Teams before your interview to avoid any last minute panics on the day.

    Aside from course specific preparation you may also wish to:

    1. Organise a practice interview for yourself. Ideally the person interviewing you will be a teacher/ careers adviser. If this is not possible it is usually better to use someone who isn’t a close friend or family member as this will help you to gain experience talking about yourself and your work.
    2. Review your personal statement. Think about how you might expand on what you have written if asked to discuss in more detail.
  2. What happens if I am running late on the day?

    We know that delays are sometimes unavoidable so if you are running late on the day, please contact us by email at as soon as you are able to and let us know. If you expect to be significantly late, we may be able to offer an alternative date. However, due to limited dates and popularity of the course this may not always be possible.
  3. What should I remember when preparing for my interview?

    1. Conduct yourself professionally and adhere to a smart dress code
    2. Ensure that your laptop/computer and phone are fully charged and you have access to a power supply if your device is battery powered.
    3. Make sure you have tested your equipment to make sure it works and that you have a quiet space for your Microsoft Teams interview to take place.
    4. Have a read of our course pages to help you prepare for and anticipate interview questions.
  4. What should I remember during my interview?

    1. Listen and consider your responses, try to ensure that you are not just giving yes/no answers.
    2. If you don’t understand a question, don’t guess, politely ask the interviewer to rephrase or clarify.
    3. Be enthusiastic – admissions tutors will be looking for applicants who share their enthusiasm for the subject.
    4. Remember that you have been invited to the interview as you have already shown potential so try to relax, smile and be confident.

Please see below some of the most frequently asked questions about our MS Teams interviews. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact the Applicant Events Team.