Health and Criminal Records screening 

You will not need to undertake health screening by Occupational Health, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks before you start the course.   

If you progress onto a midwifery, nursing, sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy or Health Promotion and Public Health course you will be required to undertake health screening by Occupational Health, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

Minimum age requirement 

We do not consider your application if you will be under 17 years and 10 months on the 1 September of the year you start your course.  

Personal statement  

As part of your application, you will need to write a personal statement that will then be assessed against the entrance criteria.    

Your way into higher education 

We recognise the potential of talented students from all backgrounds by making contextual offers to students whose personal circumstances may have restricted achievement at school or college. These offers are usually one grade lower than the standard entry requirements. To qualify for a contextual offer, you must have a Home/UK fee status and meet the University’s contextual offer admissions criteria. 

If you do not meet the above criteria, you will need to meet two of the following criteria to be eligible: 

  • First in the family to enter higher education 

  • Be a carer 

  • Have disadvantaging circumstances which the exam board(s) has not already taken into consideration  

For more information and to check your eligibility, take a look at the Contextual Offer policy page.  

Elite athletes and sports scholarships 

As well as a reputation for academic excellence, the University of Nottingham has a history of sporting success. We are passionate about supporting promising athletes during their time at Nottingham and can make contextual offers to support promising athletes in their application. Further details on our flexible admissions policy, can be found here.  

We also have a range of sports scholarships, aimed at providing an unrivalled level of academic support to the brightest and best talents in the sporting world. To be considered you will need to complete an expression of interest form. 

Mature students 

At the University of Nottingham, we have a valuable community of mature students, and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information on the mature student's webpage

Previous applicants 

Previous applicants are welcome and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Part-time working alongside university studies 

As a student on a full-time professional training course, it is expected that your primary focus would be your full-time university studies. If you're considering part-time paid employment alongside your university studies, it is advised that you discuss your position with your personal tutor before committing. 


Unlocking your potential 

Dean’s Internship 

The Dean’s Internship is an exciting opportunity for students at the end of year 2 of their BSc course to spend a year exploring an academic career pathway. During this paid placement students will deliver teaching and be involved in the delivery of one of the school’s funded research projects.  

Dean’s interns are a bridge between staff and students so they will also be involved in a student experience project and will input strategically into the operation of the school. This opportunity allows students to gain a teaching qualification and publication experience alongside enhancing their leadership, criticality and strategic skills. 

Nottingham Advantage Award  

The Nottingham Advantage Award is the university's free employability scheme that helps you prepare for the job market and formally recognises your extracurricular activities.  Here you'll have the opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people and boost your career prospects. 

Next step - application 


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