In addition to the entrance requirements below, it is essential that you read the How We Choose Our Students PDF prior to submitting your UCAS application.
This information is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates and the grades stated should be treated as a guide only and entrance requirements are reviewed annually.
Overall academic background will be taken into account when considering applications.
All applicants (except Access/Foundation applicants) must normally have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C to include English Language or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, Mathematics and a Science subject (ie Biology/ Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science or Single Award Science). GCSE Applied Science is not acceptable in lieu of GCSE Science.
Applicants offering Access/Foundation courses must also have a grade C in GCSE Mathematics and a Science subject or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Within an Access programme, a pass in NICATS Mathematics and in a Level 2/3 Biology or Chemistry or Physics module (minimum of 15% of the programme) would fulfil the requirements.
In addition to the GCSE requirements, or equivalent, applicants must offer one of the following qualifications:
A-level: BCC including a relevant Science (Biology/ Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) OR BBC where a relevant Science subject is not offered.
BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits): successful completion with 60 Credits at Distinction and 120 Credits at Merit in a relevant Science-based course OR successful completion with 80 Credits at Distinction and 100 Merits in a non-relevant Science-based course.
Access/Foundation Course: an average mark of 65% where at least half of the overall programme is in Biology or Chemistry or Physics OR an average mark of 70% is required for non-Science-based access courses.
BTEC HND: successful completion with a minimum of Merits in at least 12 of the 16 units and Passes in all other units.
BTEC HNC: successful completion with a minimum of a Merit grade in each unit.
Scottish Highers: BBBCC where a relevant Science subject is offered (see list under A-level requirements) OR BBBBC where a relevant Science subject is notoffered. All applicants must have a minimum of 5 Standards at grade 3 or a minimum of 5 Intermediates at grade C to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
Graduate: Honours Degree (minimum third class); Ordinary Degree (minimum pass). Graduates must satisfy the GCSE Mathematics and Science requirements as above.
Open University Credits: a minimum of 120 OU Credits
Irish Leaving Certificate: H3H3H3H4H4 at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is offered (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) OR H3H3H3H3H4 at Higher Level where a relevant Science subject is not offered. All applicants - if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics and a Science subject.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please click on Your Country in the International Students website.
Please note: the BSc Hons programmes in Nursing and Midwifery are not suitable for international candidates who are already qualified nurses and midwives in their own country, as much of the learning would be repeated. Nurses and midwives who are qualified to diploma level are eligible to apply for the BSc (Hons) Health Studies or BSc (Hons) Health & Clinical Studies, designed to bring your qualification to degree level. For full details, please visit the School of Nursing and Midwifery website.
If you wish to make an enquiry about these, or any of the other Continuing Professional Development programmes, please email the School of Nursing and Midwifery at firstname.lastname@example.org
For students whose first language is not English
An IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you are an international student and you do not meet the entrance requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Queen's University Belfast, which will prepare you for successful study on these degree courses. INTO at Queen's is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Engineering and Science
For all applicants
- all applicants must meet the academic entrance requirements by 31 August 2017.
- additional academic criteria may be applied at shortlisting depending on the volume of applications.
- applicants being considered for an offer based on meeting academic criteria will be shortlisted for interview on the UCAS Personal Statement scored against criteria set by Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC). As part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirement for face-to-face contact, scored face-to-face interviews with eligible applicants will normally take place between January and March. Offers will be made on the results of the interview. More detail can be found on the School’s website.
- applicants made an offer of a place on the programme are required to undergo a satisfactory Occupational Health Assessment and Criminal Record check (Access NI Enhanced Disclosure Check).