We accept applications for undergraduate courses through Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). International (non-EU) students who do not wish to use the UCAS system may instead apply directly to the University using the online application form.
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of the applicant’s past and predicted academic performance. Details of the admissions criteria for individual courses are published on the University’s website which is updated annually.
Some courses require an interview, audition, test or submission of a portfolio. In these cases, admissions decisions are made by academic staff on the basis of the applicant’s past and predicted academic performance, practical skills and experience, personal statement and references. Only those applicants who meet minimum criteria on the basis of their initial application are invited to attend an interview or audition.
We receive several applications for each available place on many of our course and are therefore unable to offer places to all applicants who meet our advertised entry criteria.
We require evidence of all qualifications that are detailed on the application form and will contact applicants on an individual basis to request this information at any point during the application cycle. Applicants are required to provide original certificates and transcripts upon enrolment to ensure accuracy of the information held regarding their qualifications.
All undergraduate applications submitted before the first UCAS application deadline of 15 January are considered against the same selection criteria. Applications submitted after this January deadline, may be considered against different criteria, depending on the availability of places. The University endeavours to ensure at each stage of its admissions process, that its practices are consistent, transparent and fair.
Consideration of Mitigating Circumstances and Contextual Data In assessing applications, the University will consider verified mitigating circumstances (that is, circumstances beyond an applicant’s control such as illness or bereavement which have had a detrimental effect on their previous academic performance/attainment) of which it has been notified by an applicant. In relevant cases, we may offer a place to such an individual if we consider that they have the potential to do well at the University.
The University does not however consider contextual information relating to applicants’ achievement and/or potential in its selection process.
Accuracy and Completeness of Applicant Information Admissions decisions are made in good faith on the basis of the information that is submitted in the application. The University may withdraw an offer at any stage from an applicant who has made false statements or omitted significant information in his/her application.
If an application does not contain enough information, we will give the applicant an opportunity to provide the missing information before making an admissions decision. Otherwise we may make an offer conditional on the applicant providing the missing information. Once a decision is made on an application, the University will only consider additional information at its discretion.
The University reserves the right to withdraw offers if applicants are found to have submitted fraudulent information on their application form.