As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be invited to submit a portfolio/attend an interview.
Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications from mature applicants are welcomed and, where appropriate, the minimum entry requirements can be replaced by the recognition of prior learning and experience, such as knowledge and skills gained outside of formal learning situations.
Minimum year 1
Please Note - this course is not available for advanced entry.
Standard Entry Requirment
BBBC including English or other literary subject*.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BCCC including English or other literary subject*.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.
CCC including English or other literary subject*.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B1, B3, B3, B3 at HL including English or other literary subject*
New Grading System:
H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including English or other literary subject*
Pass HNC in a related subject with B in the graded unit
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject
BTEC (QCF) Diploma
Minimum grades D*D (Distinction*, Distinction) in a related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects with grades 6,5,4 including Grade 5 in English or other literary subject*
Literary subjects accepted
*Modern Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS, Theology, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Geography, Latin and Classics.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with 6.5 overall and no element below 6.0. For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications
in English. Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies