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Receiving an offer

Any offers of a place on an undergraduate course, and any conditions of these offers, will be communicated to you via UCAS.

You will be able to view these details on UCAS Track.

If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, we may make you an unconditional offer. If you have not yet taken some of your examinations, your offer is likely to be conditional upon achievement of a specified level of performance in your examinations.

Other conditions on your offer

If your offer is for a place on a course that involves working with children or vulnerable adults, we will request a Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure before you start your course. UCAS indicate this requirement to you at the point of application.

Your offer may also require you to undertake a medical fitness assessment in order to comply with the requirements of relevant professional bodies. The admitting School will guide you through this process if necessary. To find out more, download our Procedure for Admission to Courses Requiring Medical Fitness Assessment (PDF document, 141 KB).

Replying to your offers

When you have received a decision for all your choices, UCAS will contact you to ask you to reply to your offers. Please be aware that there are deadlines for replying.

Find out more about how and when to reply to your offers via UCAS.

Unsuccessful applicants

Manchester courses are very popular and the number of well-qualified applicants far exceeds the places we have available.

We aim to consider all applications fairly and in line with our procedures, but, as our decisions are made on the basis of your overall application against the set entry criteria, many academically well-qualified applicants may not receive an offer from us.

If you wish to receive feedback on an unsuccessful application, please familiarise yourself with the Appeals Procedure for Applicants and follow these steps:

Stage 1 – Feedback

Contact admissions staff in the School to which you applied to request feedback within 20 working days of receiving confirmation that your application was unsuccessful.

Stage 2 – Appeal

If you wish to appeal against the outcome of your application, complete our Stage 2 Appeals Form within the same 20 working days of receiving confirmation that your application was unsuccessful.

We will forward your appeal to the relevant School for investigation. The School will usually respond to you within 20 working days.

Stage 3 – Re-appeal

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your appeal, you may escalate it to the next stage by completing a Stage 3 Appeals Form. If you send your appeal by post, please keep proof of postage.

We will normally send you our final decision within 20 working days. This completes the appeals procedure for applicants.

Complaints

We recognise that on occasion, applicants and offer-holders may be dissatisfied with their experience or feel that material information provided is inadequate or misleading. If this is the case then you may complain using the Complaints Procedure for Applicants and by following the steps below:

Stage 1 – Complaint (Informal Stage)

First raise your concern directly with the academic School or service area that is the subject of their complaint. You should receive a response to your complaint from them within 10 working days. 

Stage 2 – Complaint (Formal Stage)

If you wish to register a formal complaint within 20 working days of receiving a response from an appropriate member of University staff, you should complete a Stage 2 Complaints Form.

We will forward your appeal to the relevant School for investigation. The School will usually respond to you within 20 working days.

Stage 3 – Complaint (Formal Review Stage)

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint, you may escalate it to the next stage by completing a Stage 3 Complaint Form within 10 working daysof receiving the outcome of Stage 2. If you send your form by post, please keep proof of postage.

We will normally send you our final decision within 20 working days. This completes our complaints procedure.