How to apply
Advice to applicants
If you are taking 4 A-Levels together at a first sitting and/or taking a relevant EPQ this will also be taken into consideration when making confirmation decisions.
How your application is considered
We look at your predicted grades and academic reference. We also would like to see a genuine interest in the subject. All applicants who fulfil this criteria will be invited to open day in the Department of Materials.
All students who apply to us through UCAS, and who live on the UK mainland and meet our application criteria, are invited to a Virtual Visit Day which will include an interview as part of the application process. These are held from November through to March and will consist of a presentation by the Admissions Tutor and a Q&A session with current staff and students. The interview will be informal and no specific preparation needs to be done for it. Parents / guardians are encouraged to attend the Virtual Visit Day.
Overseas (non-UK) applicants
We welcome applicants from overseas
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.