Anglia Ruskin University Entry Requirements For Nursing

Anglia Ruskin University Entry Requirements For Nursing

Anglia Ruskin University Entry Requirements For Nursing

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.
  • National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3 will be accepted in lieu of GCSE Maths and English however, a minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above will still be required.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
  • To receive an offer of a place on this course you must be successful at interview.
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will also be required.
  • A satisfactory Occupational Health clearance will also be required.
  • A maximum of 8 UCAS Tariff points may come from the Extended Project at Grade A or A*.
  • All applicants to Nursing programmes holding the Access to Higher Education qualification will also require Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy unless you already hold GCSE grade C in Maths and English.
  • Literacy and numeracy tests are part of the assessment process for entry to this course.
  • UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (science or health based). Applicants must successfully pass the full course with at least 9 level 3 credits at Merit and 21 level 3 credits at Distinction. Applicants should also have GCSE Maths and English at C grade or above, or National Literacy and Numeracy level 2.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 24 points is accepted.
  • UCAS Tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted.
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
  • UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
  • 14-19 Diploma in Health and Social Care or a Science related subject with a 240 UCAS points.
  • OU Credits will be accepted in lieu of A levels (90 credits will be expected in Health or Science subjects) plus 3 GCSEs including English and Mathematics at grade C or above (GCSE Science grade C or above desirable).

From the above information we will calculate requirements for Scottish/Irish Highers, International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate equivalents so that they are all equitable. We will also accept tariff points from other qualifications on the UCAS tariff such as the Cambridge Pre-U (subject requirements will be assumed to be the same as for A Level).


All applications must go via UCAS. We only accept applications between September and 15 January for the following intake year. Late applications will only be considered if places are available.

International applicants

Due to restrictions in the availability of placements in the NHS (UK National Health Service) we can’t accept nursing applications from international students unless you have, and can produce evidence of, ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK’ and have lived in the UK for three years or more for reasons other than education prior to the course. Residents of the EEA (other than the UK) applying for 2016/17 entry may not have to pay course fees but will not usually be eligible for a bursary. For 2017/18 entry, residents of the EEA are welcome to apply.


If your application is shortlisted you’ll be invited to attend an interview at our University. This will comprise of a talk about the course, numeracy test, literacy test, a group interview and an individual interview. You’ll also be expected to send scanned copies of your original educational certificates and ID documentation prior to interview and bring the originals to a pre-course day prior to starting the course.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is a check with police forces and local authorities in the UK to ascertain whether or not you are suitable to work with certain groups of vulnerable people. These checks are required to be carried out on all prospective students to ensure the safety of our client group.

Further information on DBS disclosure will be sent at a later date if you are successful and firmly accept your place at Anglia Ruskin University.

DBS re-checks: As a nursing student on the BSc Honours degree you will be required to undergo DBS screening each year.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

We don’t accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they’re combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.

UCAS Tariff calculator – 2017 entry

Add all your qualifications to the tariff calculator and check your total score against the entry requirements for your chosen intake, which can be found above