The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2019. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Applications for the MSc are made through UCAS. Applications for the PGDip can be made direct to the university on the link provided at the top of this page.
Degree and experience
- An honours degree in any subject, normally with a minimum of upper second class honours.
- A satisfactory academic reference and/or transcript, indicating ability to study at level 7.
- Understanding of, and preparedness for, social care and social work practice.
- Experience of providing social or caring services from paid or voluntary work.
Applications from candidates who do not fulfil the admissions criteria of a second class honours degree may be considered exceptionally in the shortlisting process in light of the content of their application as a whole. Should this occur, they must provide a transcript of their marks/grades on their first degree and submit written work as requested by the admissions tutor.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Maths and English language, or recognised and certified equivalences. We are unable to accept Functional Skills maths or English.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 7.0 overall, no element below 6.5.
To fulfil professional requirements, you must provide full educational, employment and study history on the application form (including details of any disciplinary record).
All shortlisted applicants will need to attend the university for an individual interview, a group task and a written test.
They will also need to confirm before their interview or offer that they can use basic IT facilities (eg word processing software, internet browsers and email) and will be asked to specify how these skills have been obtained.
The HCPC regulate both the profession and the courses through which it is taught, and you are therefore required to conduct yourself in line with their guidance on conduct and ethics.
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.
Applicants for the PGDip with sufficient experience and who are working in a relevant role which enables them to provide evidence that meets the first placement assessment criteria may be able submit that evidence in place of undertaking the first placement.
If we make you an offer
Once you've accepted your offer, to fulfil professional requirements, you will be expected to provide evidence of the following:
- satisfactory DBS disclosure
- satisfactory health declaration/clearance.