You will normally need the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject, plus

  • Work experience in an appropriate subject area following on from your bachelor’s level qualification, plus

  • Current employment in an arena which will enable the achievement of the individual module learning outcomes e.g. voluntary, public, private, community, acute health and social care arenas.

If you have an International qualification, it will need to be mapped to the UK equivalent registration to ensure that you are entering the programme with at least 120 academic credits at level 6.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 7.0

  • TOEFL: 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based)

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 66

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass

  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses

  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C

  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C

Non-standard entrants:

If you are a non-standard entrant you may be required to submit evidence of your work experience and counselled before being offered a place to ensure that you have the necessary capacity for critical awareness and reflection.

Applicants who have already studied at another institution, completed a training course or have substantial relevant work experience may be able to translate this credit towards course modules. For more information: Recognition of Prior Learning.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Written reference supplied on headed paper from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Gov website

Study time

You can find out how much time you need for study here.