The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course and should be used as a general guide. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer we may make, if your application is successful.
ABB, must include a science or social science subject at grade B. A-level general studies is not accepted.
DDM in a health or science subject.
32 overall with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Health studies, nursing or science. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at distinction and 15 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
- with Access course – GCSE maths and English.
- with A-levels, BTEC, K101 or K102 – at least three GCSEs including maths, English and science.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
We accept a range of other qualifications but they must be equivalent to Level 3 and contain the appropriate amount of science content.
You must also be able to demonstrate the following:
- completion of 10 years' general education
- evidence of study within the last five years is desirable
- evidence of commitment to the profession
- passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
Applicants must be resident in the UK, EU or the Channel Islands in order to meet NHS eligibility requirements.
Admission to the programme is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection
Interviews will be conducted jointly by the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and university staff. A preliminary telephone interview may be used to aid shortlisting.
NEW – COVID-19 vaccine requirement
From 1 April 2022, applicants must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the course or provide valid proof of medical exemption. This is due to the UK government's vaccine mandate for all people working in health and social care settings. Read our advice and guidance on this new requirement.
We are not able to accept applications for deferred entry onto this course. If you wish to apply for a later year of entry, we recommend waiting until the admissions cycle for that year opens – this is usually in October of each year.
Men are under-represented in many nursing and allied health professions in the UK. We are committed to helping address the balance and particularly welcome applications from male applicants.
Studied before or got relevant experience?
A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards your course at Brighton, and could mean that you do not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2 or 3.