Unsuccessful applicants: postgraduate
If your postgraduate application to study at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has been unsuccessful, we hope that the following will help you understand the reasons why this decision has been reached.
The most common reasons for an unsuccessful decision are listed below.
If you feel that none of these reasons apply to you, then please feel free to email us with your UUN and the programme you applied for and we will provide further detailed feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application has been reviewed and we have assessed that you have not met, or are not predicted to meet, our academic entry requirements. This may be because your degree grade/class/level is not equivalent to the required grade/class/level, the qualification you have obtained is not equal to a UK Bachelor Honours degree, or the institution at which you studied is not recognised.
Guidance on international equivalences and recognised institutions can be obtained from Ecctis, the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on qualifications worldwide: www.ecctis.com. Please note that Ecctis may charge for the use of this service.
The minimum entry requirements (and international equivalents) for all our programmes can be found on our degree finder pages below:
PG Veterinary Medicine degree finder
We receive a high number of qualified applications every year. Where there is high competition for places and a large number of high-quality applications received, we are not always able to make offers to all candidates who meet the minimum entry requirements. The whole application is taken into consideration in the selection process, including academic grades (already achieved or predicted), relevant experience and also motivation for the programme (demonstrated in the Personal Statement).
The level of competition will vary from one programme to another, dependent upon the number and quality of applications received. Where there is high competition for places and a large number of high-quality applications received, we are not always able to make offers to all candidates who meet the minimum entry requirements. Unfortunately, this means we are forced to turn away a great many academically talented applicants who meet or exceed the minimum entry qualifications we require.
Your application must include all the required information. If you have not provided the necessary supporting documents required in order for us to assess your application, such as a completed application form including personal statement, transcript of studies and academic reference, or you have been asked for a required document through the Applicant Hub but did not submit the necessary documents, we are unable to consider your application further.
Our decisions are based on the information you have provided in your application, plus any supplementary information that we have asked for. If you did not submit the required supporting documents or we did not receive a response to a request for further information, we are unable take your application further.
For certain programmes you are required to have a level of relevant experience, typically in a work setting. Even if you have met all other entry requirements, if you do not meet the level of relevant work experience, as assessed by the programme director, we will not be able to make you an offer.
Although we may have expertise in your proposed area of research, it is often the case that the relevant academic(s) do not have the capacity to supervise any more students. The time involved in supervision means that a supervisor can only take on a small number of research students at one time.
While your research proposal is of interest, unfortunately we do not always have adequate facilities to host your proposed research.