Other course specific tests:
Academic entry reqirements
We usually look for evidence of prior study at GCSE level, such as Mathematics and English at GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent. However, we do consider applications from people who can demonstrate their potential and commitment in other ways.
We particularly welcome applications from mature students who don’t meet the standard entry requirements.
All 'shortlisted' applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their potential at an informal interview.
Alternative Entry Scheme
If you don't have the required GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme. As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and Mathematics. Contact the Admissions Tutor for more information: email@example.com
Professional qualifications programmes
If you’re interested in progressing onto one of our professional qualification degree programmes, such as BA Social Work, you will need to have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or equivalent. For BA Social Work, we would consider your application if you were studying for these qualifications alongside your Foundation Year programme.
If you’re interested in some of our other professional qualification degrees, such as Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing, you will need to have passed five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Mathematics, English and two Science subjects.
Additional entry criteria
This programme is part of the university’s widening particiaption strategy (see Access and participation plan) and as such we also look to this to guide our recruitment. With this in mind, you must also meet a minimum of two of the below criteria:
- Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education use our online postcode checker
- You attended a school which achieved less than the national average five A*-C / 9-4 passes (including English and Mathematics) at GCSE or attainment 8 score at GCSE in a state school. We use the All England State funded attainment 8 score, excluding applicants from selective and/or independent schools.
- You grew up in public care
- The residual income of your household is less than £25k
- You will be the first member of your immediate family (excluding older brothers or sisters or your own children) to achieve a degree
- Your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.
- Mature Learner (21+)
We do not consider A Level qualifications as part of our entry requirements. However, if you do have A Level qualifications we would not consider A Level grades above an average profile of CCC. Note: If you have an A Level average profile of BCC and your studies have been adversely affected by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life, then contact the Admissions Tutor for more information: Richard Tavernier firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
If you’re currently taking a course at a school or college, your institution should have UCAS forms. These are also available online at the UCAS website.
Faculty of Social Sciences Taught Admissions Policy 2021
UK: See fees section below
Undergraduate tuition fees for 2020 entry
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2020, the fee for 2020/21 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. Fees for UK and non-UK EU undergraduate students are decided by Government and may vary if policy changes.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2020/21 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course.
UK undergraduate tuition fees for 2021 entry
For UK full-time students starting in 2021, the fee for 2021/22 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by Government and may vary if policy changes.
EU students starting in 2021/22
EU students starting their course in the 2021/22 academic year or later will now be classed as international students and so will need to pay the international student tuition fee.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Visit our Brexit page for the latest information on the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on current students and applicants to the University.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.