How to apply
How your application is considered
We look at predicted/achieved grades and the academic reference supplied by your school or college. We also read your personal statement very carefully to see that you have a genuine interest in the course.
Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests
We are looking for a genuine enthusiasm for the subject in your personal statement.
All students who apply to us through UCAS, and who live on the UK mainland and meet our application criteria, are invited to a department Open Day which will include an interview as part of the application process. These are held from November through to March and provide applicants with the chance to visit the University and see the facilities we offer.
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
We welcome applications from overseas applicants. If you are not taking A Levels or International Baccalaureate, we may ask for a transcript of your academic qualifications so that we can give full consideration to your application
We are happy to accept deferral applications
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.