At Newman University, we welcome students with a diverse range of qualifications, ensuring everyone is treated equally during the admissions process. Our entry requirements are designed to ensure that you have the previous experience and knowledge required to be successful on the course.
Entry requirements vary by course and are listed on each course page.
Undergraduate entry requirements are based on the UCAS tariff. To work out how many UCAS points you have or are predicted to achieve, please use the UCAS points calculator.
If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, we offer a Foundation Year in Social Science and Humanities Subjects, which is a springboard to university study in a range of subjects, including Early Childhood Education and Care, Business Management, Drama, History, Psychology, English, Working with Children, Young People and Families; Psychology; Criminology; Health and Social Care and Sport.
If your course involves working with children or vulnerable adults, you will need to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). There is an initial £55 fee for this. If you already have valid Enhanced Disclosure and have paid the annual subsciption fee of £13, you will need to show your DBS clearance and provide a link to your online record.
Please see our postgraduate admission requirements.
For enquiries relating to our entry requirements, please contact our Admissions department:
Telephone: 0121 476 1181 (Extension 2437)
Fax: 0121 476 1196
Newman has a contextual admissions policy which gives a reduced points offer if:
• You attended, and performed well at, a school which scored significantly below the national average of pupils obtaining five A*-C including mathematics and English at grade 4 (or C) or above (under 40%)
• You have been in care for more than six months
For example an offer made last year for contextual admission for a single or joint honours degree was:
• A minimum of 80 UCAS points including at least grades CD or above at A Level or 80 points including two Merits or above from
a BTEC Extended Diploma or Diploma.
• A completed Access Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS points.
We focus on developing the whole individual, fostering independence and building up your critical thinking and analytical skills.