Admission Criteria A101
All applicants to the A101 course must meet the following criteria in the first instance:
- Award (not prediction) of degree in any discipline with a classification of at least upper second class honours *
- Post-graduate, full-time and paid employment in caring role
- the length of time spent in such a role influences the strength of your application, the more the better.
Applications from graduates of Arts and Humanities are encouraged.
The four year curriculum for graduates is derived from the five year course.
In addition, applicants should possess those personal qualities that make a good doctor. These include empathy (the ability to project oneself into the mind of another, and so fully understand): the ability to communicate (listening as well as talking): and a caring manner. The way in which you can discover whether you have these qualities, and so demonstrate them to the selectors, is by having significant postgraduate work experience in the caring professions.
These personal qualities are judged by consideration of the written material provided by the candidate, from the referee's report on the UCAS form, and at interview.