DBS Application Process and Support DBS Application Process and Support

Students will be contacted by us when they are expected to complete the DBS application process as information is provided directly to us via Admissions, the Learning and Teaching Service (LTS) or the Postgraduate Research Service.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Courses where DBS Disclosure is required

Adult Nursing Midwifery PGCE Primary
Children's Nursing Shortened Midwifery Course PGCE Secondary
Mental Health Nursing Return to Practice Midwifery PGCE Schools Direct
Learning Disabilities Nursing Operating Department Practice Physical Education
Return to Practice Nursing Paramedic Science Education (BA / MA)
Medicine / with Foundation Year Postgraduate Research Social Work (BA / MA)
Physiotherapy (BSc / MSc) Physician Associate Studies (MSc) Pharmacy (Mpharm)
Occupational Therapy (BSc / MSc) Speech and Language Therapy  


Postgraduate Research Courses where DBS Disclosure is required

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology** Doctorate in Educational Psychology

**Please note that this is for international Clinical Psychology trainees only. Students who are joining the programme via the NHS-funded route will have their DBS Disclosure raised by the employing NHS trust.

It is also possible that students undertaking other Postgraduate Research programmes may require a DBS Disclosure as part of their research project. In these cases, students will need to contact the Disclosure Service directly to discuss their situation.

Card payment

The DBS check costs £40. To pay for your check online, please visit the UEA Store

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries. Our staff all have access to a central email address, where we will aim to answer any queries as quickly as possible.

Email: disclosure@uea.ac.uk


Should you need to send anything to us through the post, then please send it to the following address:

Student Disclosure Service

Student Services

University of East Anglia

Norwich, Norfolk


Please note: All Staff and Student Ambassador DBS Disclosures are carried out by Human Resources (HRD) who can be contacted via email at hr@uea.ac.uk.

Overseas Police Checks

Whilst all students of the relevant courses are expected to complete a DBS Check, any student who has resided outside of the UK for any continuous period of 6 months or more within the last 5 years, will also need to apply for an Overseas Police Check for that country. 

Occasionally, overseas police checks are not available in English – and, in that case, a notarised translation must also accompany the police check provided.

The DBS has provided Guidance Notes about how to obtain Overseas Police Checks, which should be an applicant’s first point of reference. These can be found on the government's DBS guidance page.