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Selection for School of Health Sciences courses

If you apply to study a health sciences course aligned with the NHS at City through Clearing, you will also need to take part in a selection process.

The selection process for health science programmes is in place at all universities offering courses affiliated with the NHS, though these may vary slightly depending on institution. The below provides a brief overview of the Clearing selection process at City, but you can also find further guidance on our selection day web pages.

Nursing and Midwifery

If you are applying to study a nursing or midwifery course at City in Clearing and are successful at the initial application stage you will be invited to come in for a Selection Day. Selection Days will take place in the days immediately following A-level results day and are a requirement on courses that offer clinical placements with the National Health Service (NHS).

The Selection Day is a second stage of the application process and varies depending on the course you are applying to, but will include an individual or group interview to establish your suitability for the course and that your attitudes and beliefs match those needed to work within the NHS. You will also be asked to complete the Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ), which is used to gain a greater insight into your working style and thinking.


As well as meeting academic requirements for the course, shortlisted applicants for our undergraduate radiography degrees will be asked to participate in a telephone interview to help us find out more about you, why you want to study radiography and your suitability for the course.

If your telephone interview is successful you will be invited to attend a Radiography Open Day at City, where as well as finding out more about the course and having a chance to view our impressive facilities, your documents will be checked to ensure we can make you an offer to study on the course. If you apply for the course and are successful at the interview stage, it is important that you are available to attend an Open Day.

Speech and Language Therapy

If you meet the academic requirements for the BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy degree and your application is shortlisted for the course you will be invited to participate in a telephone interview used to help us establish your suitability for the course and that your attitudes and beliefs match those needed to work within the NHS. The interviews will also explore your understanding of the course and SLT profession and motivation for applying for the course.

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