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Admissions Procedures - Direct

3.2. Consideration of Applications

3.21. Each application for a programme of study will be considered carefully on its own merits by a trained and experienced assessor taking into account the educational and professional experience and aspirations of the applicant.

3.22. All students will be admitted in line with the University's admissions policy.

3.23. Consideration will be given as to whether applicants will be able to fulfill the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required.

3.24. A range of factors additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination results is considered in the selection process. These can include:

i. The personal statement and reference.

ii. Additional evidence of achievement, motivation and potential as gathered through interview or assessment of written materials.

iii. Other factors as appropriate to the discipline, such as employment or volunteer work in relevant fields and sustained critical engagement with relevant issues.

3.25. Achieving examination grades equivalent to or above the standard offer for a course does not automatically entitle a candidate to an offer.

3.26. Applications will be dealt with efficiently without unnecessary delay.

3.27. Procedures for handling applications may vary from subject to subject. Most offers are based purely on the information provided on the appropriate application form or at interview, and may be conditional on obtaining a certain standard in specified subjects in examinations. In addition, Faculties may, at their discretion, ask applicants to attend for interviews, undertake supplementary assessments or provide examples of work. In such cases, the Faculties should clearly explain how and why this will be used in assessing the candidate and treat all candidates on an equal and fair basis.


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