Undergraduate study - 2019 entry

Our selection process

How our colleges and schools select undergraduate students.

How we select

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We assess applications against agreed selection criteria for each degree programme.

Making offers to applicants

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Our offer levels and what is required for conditional and unconditional offers.

Contextual admissions

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We use contextual data to help us identify applicants for additional consideration in our admissions process.

Interviews, tests and portfolios

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Interviews and admissions tests do not normally form part of our admissions process, however there are some exceptions for specific programmes.

Your personal statement

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Your application should demonstrate suitability for, and commitment to, your chosen degree programme.

Admissions statistics

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Our statistics detail the numbers of applications we receive, what offers we make and the number of these offers that are accepted.

Criminal records checks

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

Related links

Entry requirements

Admissions policies and procedures

Terms and Conditions of Admissions