Each application is considered on an individual basis, based on the information provided as part of the application form.

Offer criteria generally includes:

  • Past achievement, for example GCSE grades for undergraduate students or degree performance for postgraduate programmes.
  • School/college reference for undergraduate students or university reference for postgraduate students
  • Predicted grades or achievement
  • Evidence of commitment and motivation via the personal statement
  • Relevant experience
  • Interview performance for courses that interview
  • Contextual data
  • Extenuating circumstances

Course pages on our website list entry requirements with examples of qualifications, including any subject specific requirements. Applicants holding qualifications which are not specified on our website may contact Admissions prior to application to ask if these qualifications meet the entry requirements. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the admissions course tutor. The University reserves the right to exercise academic judgment and discretion when assessing prior attainment.