A levels: BBB in a relevant subject or evidence of comparable qualifications or experience
If you do not have A levels or other formal qualifications, you must provide evidence of your ability to undertake study at this level, including a full CV.
All applicants will need to have attended an Introduction to Counselling course of at least 10 hours or have other comparable experience.
All applicants will need to submit two references specifically relating to your ability to undertake the course and, if relevant, refer to any experience of this subject. Download the reference form
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (including 6.0 in writing)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.
Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.
For country-specific information including entry requirements, contact details and representatives, see our website. If you need a visa to study, the University can provide all the information and advice you need.
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 in our guide for mature students.
Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. Please view the alternative qualifications page for details.
Flexible admissions policy
In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy
. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures
for more information.
Notes for applicants
We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the school and the University. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required.
Recognition of Other Learning (ROL)
If you have prior learning or experience at an appropriate level, you may be able to apply for exemption from some of the credit requirements of the course.
Please supply photocopies of certificates with your application and note that we are unable to advise on the level of entry over the phone.
Successful applicants are invited to interview. We will discuss your goals as well as previous qualifications and experience to determine the best level of entry for you. Please be assured that we aim to help you meet your personal and professional goals via the shortest route possible.