Undergraduate study - 2019 entry

Criminal records checks

As part of the application process, all applicants must indicate if they have a relevant criminal conviction.

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Applicants who indicate that they have a relevant criminal conviction on their UCAS form will be asked to disclose further information at the point the application is being considered by the University.

Please read the guidance notes in UCAS Apply for a definition of relevant convictions.

More information on our code of practice regarding student criminal convictions and disclosure assessment is available as part of our admissions policies and procedures.

UCAS Apply

Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme

The following subject areas require all successful applicants to join the Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme as part of the admissions process, via which they are required to disclose any relevant criminal convictions:

  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Oral Health Sciences
  • Social Work (checks are made as part of the registration with the Scottish Social Services Council)

You will receive information about how to join the PVG scheme when you are made an offer.

More information about the PVG scheme can be found on the Disclosure Scotland website.