When you apply to Brighton we want to hear about who you are. Grades are never the whole picture; we're interested in things like creativity, resourcefulness, persistence and the capacity to think big and find new ways of doing things. And we recognise that not everyone has the same background. That's why we treat everyone who applies as an individual. We recognise many qualifications and we care about all of your achievements and the experiences you've had that set you apart.
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28 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Science or health studies. Must include level 3 units in biology. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 18 credits at distinction and 27 credits at merit or above.
Merit in the Health, Healthcare Science or Science T-level. Other T-levels are not accepted.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Minimum of level 2 (GCSE or Functional Skills) in both mathematics and English language before starting the course.
If you do not have the required GCSEs find out which equivalent qualifications we accept instead.
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed. Find out more about this decision.
Anyone over 21 is considered a mature student. If you already have work or other experience that demonstrates your potential we will take this into account in addition to the grades you have achieved in examinations.
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.
If you have an honours degree in biological sciences, behavioural sciences or other health professional education, with a minimum grade of 2:2 (GPA3.00), you may be able to apply for our accelerated Podiatry (Pre-registration) MSc.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, no element below 6.5.
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.
Knowledge and experience
All candidates must be able to demonstrate good knowledge of podiatry as a profession, from talking to and, if possible, shadowing qualified podiatrists, visiting departments and reading relevant material. This should provide an insight into how this experience has informed their decision to become a podiatrist. Experience of working in other caring environments or voluntary work is also beneficial. Essential reading can be found on www.feetforlife.org.