Entry requirements

As we are one of the top departments in the country our entry requirements reflect the strong competition for places.



A Levels ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject (Politics, Sociology, Childhood Studies, Psychology)
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma DDD in a relevant subject area
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 60 credits overall, with at least 45 at Level 3. Of the 45 credits at Level 3, 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher.
International Baccalaureate 33 points
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications

Other requirements

  • International students will need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications.

Note: For the work placement module in Year two all students undertaking work placements require a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, which is funded by the School of Education.

All applicants must have GCSE Grade C in English or equivalent. For EU and International students, we accept qualifications from several countries, as well as a range of international qualifications and tests - please see the University webpages for further guidance.

Foundation Years: We welcome applications from students currently studying on foundation years such as The Department for Lifelong Learning’s part-time Foundation Programme in Combined Studies. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you need further advice.

CACHE Level Three Diplomas: Again, we welcome applications from students who have completed or are taking these, either with a result of an A under the old grading system, or a Pass under the new.

How to apply

All candidates for the full-time degree programme need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You may also find it helpful to consult the general university admissions pages for prospective students.

Candidates for the full-time degree programme will not normally be required to attend for interview, but anyone offered a place will be invited to attend an open day in the School of Education.

Further information for anyone applying as a mature student can be found on the mature student webpage.


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