How to accept your offer
UCAS Track is the way you can reply to all of your offers. UCAS also have detailed information on how to reply to your offers.
You don't need to reply to any offers until all five of the universities or colleges you applied to have notified you of their decisions. Depending on when this takes place, you will have from one to five weeks to respond.
Your choices and replies
There are three different replies you can make:
This is your first choice and is the course you will enrol on when you meet any entry requirements that have been specified in your offer.
This is your backup choice, in case you do not meet the entry requirements of your first choice.
Once you have decided on a firm, and if necessary, an insurance choice, you should decline all other offers.
You are unable to go back and choose your firm and insurance choices when you get your results. Therefore, make sure you are happy with your firm and insurance choices when you reply.
The University will usually accept applications more than 12 months before the date of admission if there are good reasons – for example, if you will be gaining relevant work experience, spending time abroad to improve your languages, or need to obtain a university place before being considered for industrial sponsorship. You should indicate your preferred start date on your application form if you would like a deferred start date.
If you already hold an offer, please advise us that you wish to defer as early as possible by contacting us here.
Requests for deferral will be approved at the discretion of the academic school or department. The maximum period allowed for deferral is one academic year. Please note that your academic qualifications must be valid at your revised start date. For offer holders whose first language isn’t English, your English Language qualifications/tests must also be valid at your revised start date.
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University admission policies
Applicants are considered solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, ethnic or national origin, age (subject to the University regulations on minimum age), disability, religion, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant distinction.
Take a detailed look at our policies
The Quality Manual details more our about policies and responsibilities, and sets out the University's policies and procedures relevant to both the tuition and the supervision of all students.
Read the Quality Manual
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If you have any questions about any of our policies, please contact the Student Recruitment Support Hub:
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Additional information for International students
International applicants should first read all sections on this page.
More help with the application process