After you apply

We make it our mission to come back to you with a decision as quickly as we can. Here’s what we’re doing and when you’ll hear from us.

You’ve applied and how we decide

We receive your application from UCAS. Once we have it, we email you an acknowledgment.

Now we start to consider your application against the entry requirements, and read your personal statement and references. We may ask for more details like a portfolio or copies of certificates.  

Whether we make an offer certainly is not just about grades, it’s also about your personal statement and circumstances.  

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When you’ll hear from us

We make all our offers by the end of February. But if you apply earlier, you may get your offer earlier.

The place to find out about everything is in your UCAS account. Contact our Admissions team if you are unsure about the terms of your offer. We will try to help you if we can.

Applying for some courses like Computer Arts and Mental Health Nursing may take longer as we need more information.

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Offers: the three possible outcomes explained

An unconditional offer – this means we’ve decided you’re already qualified for admission to the course you have chosen, and have offered you a unconditional place.

A conditional offer – we will admit you to the course, provided you achieve the grades and any other conditions before 31 August. The conditions will be clearly set out in your UCAS Hub account.

A rejection – we are unable to offer you a place on the course.

If you have made more than one application for different courses or universities, keeping checking your UCAS account as it can take longer for your offers to appear.

Still have questions? Call the Student Recruitment Office on +44 (0)1382 308080 or email

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International applicants

If you live overseas and want to study here, you may know applying is a more complicated process than if you were studying in your home country.

Like all countries, you will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, and check the student immigration policies.

If you have already applied and received an offer from us, read our advice for international applicants.

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