What happens after you apply

The University has a simple process for assessing your application as outlined below:


When we receive your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement of receipt.


Your application will then be passed on to the Admissions Tutor for your degree course.  The Admissions Tutor will decide whether to offer you a place.

To ensure that a decision is made as quickly as possible, please ensure that you include all the necessary documentation, including references, with your application form.

Successful Applications

If your application is successful, we will send you a letter offering you a place at the University and explaining any conditions that you have to meet. There are typically three types of conditions:

  • academic, if you haven't yet completed your first degree
  • financial, if you plan to study on a full-time basis
  • English language, for some international students.

We will also include accommodation information if you will be studying at the University full-time.

If you are applying for a research programme, please note that we will offer you a place on a programme known as a Higher Degree by Research in the first instance. We would normally transfer students to either a PhD or an MPhil programme after one year. This will depend on your progress and the recommendation of your Professor or Head of Department.

Unsuccessful Applications

If we decide that we are unable to offer you a place, you will receive a letter from us letting you know this.

Status of application

If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, you should contact the relevant Faculty Admissions Office.

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