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Before you begin your application make sure you have:

  • Your qualification details including grades and dates taken. You will have the opportunity to upload scanned copies of your qualification certificates/transcripts in the application. If you have no formal qualifications, you can also state this in your application
  • A scanned copy of your passport or other official photographic ID e.g. photo driving licence. This will help us verify your application to study with us. If you do not have any photo ID, we will accept a scanned copy of your birth certificate. International applicants can only provide a copy of their passport for visa assessment purposes
  • Your work experience (optional). You can upload a CV into your application or provide the company names and addresses of up to three of your employers
  • A personal statement showing your interest for the course/subject. This is a mandatory requirement and you will be able to upload it into your application. You may want to include your reasons for applying for the course, your experience in the field, how you feel you would benefit from studying and relevant information about your previous studies. You could also tell us about your non-academic experiences such as hobbies, interests, participation in any clubs, societies or voluntary work
  • A relevant reference for the course you have applied for. The reference should be in written format and supplied on company-headed paper, signed and dated from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • If you need to supply two references, this usually means you need to provide one academic reference from any recent study and one employer reference
  • If you have any questions, please email

For more information please see our online application guide.

International applications

  • On-campus courses starting in September 2022 and January 2023 are now closed to new applications from international students due to unprecedented demand. Applications for September 2023 will open in October. Please take a look at our useful information for international applicants
  • Please ensure you supply the above documents and information when you apply. In addition, you will be required to submit evidence of your English language ability
  • If you are applying as an international applicant and are using an agent you will need to provide the agent number in the application. Your agent will have a 9 digit ID number from the University of Derby International Office. Please contact your agent to obtain this number

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (online)

Level 6

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