International Study Centre

Selection process for Allied Health Professional degrees, Nursing and Pharmacy 

The following progression degrees involve a selection process during the International Foundation Year. 

  • Nursing (Adult), Nursing (Mental Health), Nursing (Child) and Nursing (Learning Disability)
  • Midwifery Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

All of these professions have regulatory body requirements which form part of the application and selection process, see the steps below. 

Student support 

We are fully committed to supporting all our students in their journey to studying at University of Huddersfield. Expert teaching staff will equip you with the skills you need to tackle the challenges of studying at a UK university, and other Centre faculty will be on hand to help you adjust to life in a new country. 

Selection process steps

Students will start the International Foundation Year in Health and Human Sciences at the International Study Centre.  

During Induction Week, students will have an introduction to the programme and the academic and additional conditions which must be met in order to progress onto their chosen degree. They will also be asked to identify a second-choice progression degree in case any academic or additional conditions are not met.   

Also during induction week, staff will host a session on the application process and provide more information on the below steps. 

During the International Foundation Year, it is essential students engage in the relevant opportunities to develop their CV and interview skills. This will allow students to be well-prepared for the application process.

Students will also have the opportunity to visit to the School to meet staff, explore the facilities and learn more about their progression degree.

The ISC will help you in preparing for your interview by providing volunteering opportunities. This will encourage you to develop soft skills, giving you something to reference in your interview.

Find out more about volunteering here.

An example of this is a recent volunteering activity, whereby students took part in planting trees in a local orchard. Here's what the student had to say about the experience:

"We learned different skills from each other and increased communication and productivity"

"We found our strengths to help each other and work as a team"

"While we were planting trees, we needed to communicate with each other so we could distribute the work"

Students will take part in mock interviews with International Study Centre staff and will receive feedback which they will use to prepare for their School interview. 

Students will be invited to their interview with the School. Depending on the exact progression degree, other requirements may apply such as group activities, written tasks and/or maths test. 

Successful applicants: complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is paid for by the University and relevant offences disclosed by the DBS will be taken into account regarding your suitability to undertake this course. Other checks include self-declarations and Police checks from home countries. 

Once your place is confirmed, you will be required to complete a health check questionnaire. If you have not completed courses of all relevant vaccinations you will be advised to do so. Occasionally these may be chargeable by your doctor. If there are any further medical reports required you may incur additional costs. 

Please note: placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. 

At this stage, the International Study Centre will provide references to the School covering reliability, attendance, punctuality, independent study and attitude to study. 

Unsuccessful applicants: students are invited to discuss options with the International Study Centre team regarding your second-choice progression degree. 

Once students have completed all the above steps and been successful in their application, students must enrol at the University of Huddersfield and begin their undergraduate degree. 

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How to apply

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University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Begin your UK education journey at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre. Improve your English, academic knowledge and grow the confidence you need to succeed in your degree.

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