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 BA and BSc (Hons) Degrees

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  degrees including a Foundation Year in the majority of  our subjects, which is a springboard to university study in a range of subjects, including Applied Writing, Business Management, Counselling  Studies, Drama, Early Childhood Education and Care, English, History, Psychology, Working with Children, Young People and Families; Psychology; Criminology, Theology and Philosophy, Youth and Community Work, Health and Social Care, Sport and Primary Education (Teacher Training) with QTS.

Disclosure and Barring Service

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.

Postgraduate Study – Masters/Taught Higher Degrees

Students will be expected to have an honours degree (however certain subjects will normally only accept 2:2 or above / 2:1 or above) in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate commitment to pursuing their studies at a higher level. Two written references are also required, one academic and one professional. Additional entry requirements vary for each course and can be found on the respective course pages.

Research Degrees

Students studying for a research degree will normally have a first class or 2.1 Honours degree in a subject relevant to the research proposal. Two written references are also required, one academic and one professional.

All PGCE Programmes

Candidates must attend an interview with Newman University. You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, meet the requirements for Fitness to train to teach prior to starting the course. For more information on your DBS application please visit the How do I complete my DBS form advice page.

School experience is not a requirement for entry to the programme. However, having experience in a school will support your preparation for training as a teacher.

At interview you will be asked about any experiences that you have had with school aged children and your understanding of teaching your chosen subject.

The quality and variety of your personal statement is an important factor in the decision to call you to interview.

PGCE Primary

  • A UK Bachelors Degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. For more information regarding this requirement, please see the guidance provided by the Department for Education.
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) English language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 (or C) or above. Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment, Please contact FED@newman.ac.uk for additional GCSE Equivalency test information.

PGCE Secondary

  • A UK Bachelors Degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. For more information regarding this requirement, please see the guidance provided by the Department for Education.
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) English language, Mathematics (and Science for Secondary Science) at grade 4 (or C) or above. Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment. Please contact FED@newman.ac.uk for additional GCSE Equivalency test information.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

You will be required to apply, through Newman, for an Enhanced Disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if your course involves working with children or vulnerable adults (e.g. PGCE, ITE, School Direct, Early Childhood Education & Care, Working with Children, Young People & Families and Youth & Community Work), unless you already have a valid DBS and have paid the annual subscription fee of £13. You will need to show your DBS clearance to Admissions and provide a link to your online DBS record. If you have any queries or questions, please contact admissions@newman.ac.uk. Alternatively, visit www.gov.uk/dbs for additional information.

Fitness to Train to Teach 

All universities must ensure that entrants have met the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to train to  teach. Newman takes great care to ensure that whilst all candidates meet the requirements for entry to initial teacher education it does not discriminate against disabled candidates, in either the selection procedures, requirements for progression and completion of training, or provision of services.

Teaching is a demanding career and teachers have a duty of care towards the pupils in their charge. The health, education, safety and welfare of pupils must be taken into account when deciding on an individual’s fitness to train to teach. There are a number of factors taken into account when deciding whether a candidate meets the requirements for fitness to train to teach. Many disabled people or people with chronic illnesses may be able to teach with reasonable adjustment, just as non-disabled candidates or those without medical conditions may be unsuitable to teach.

 

Questions and Queries

For enquiries relating to our entry requirements, please contact our Admissions department:

Telephone: 0121 476 1181 (Extension 2437)
Email: admissions@newman.ac.uk
Fax: 0121 476 1196

 

Terms and Conditions

Please see the attached document for our Terms and Conditions

 

We focus on developing the whole individual, fostering independence and building up your critical thinking and analytical skills.