Your application

Confirming we have received your application

We will email you to confirm we have received your application.  We will also contact you via email whenever there are updates on your application, or if we need to request further information from you. 

To ensure our emails reach you, please add the email address ‘’  to your address book or 'safe' list.

If you do not receive an email within two weeks of UCAS acknowledging your application, please contact our Enquiries team with your UCAS Personal ID number. 

How we assess your application

To assess your application, our admissions team will consider the following:

  • your grades
  • your personal statement
  • your academic reference.

You may be invited to attend an interview

For more information on the selection process for individual courses, please refer to our admissions statements.

When you will hear from us

We aim to make a decision within five weeks of receiving an application. Sometimes it can take longer to make a decision, especially around University closure periods, and we may place your application on hold until later in the cycle. If this is the case we will email you to let you know. If you are placed on hold, this is our initial decision. We will make our final decision as soon as we can but this may be more than eight weeks after your application.

If you do not hear anything within eight weeks of us acknowledging your application, please contact our Enquiries team to ask about the progress of your application.

Read about how we make decisions on applications.

Your applicant dashboard

Your applicant dashboard is a secure portal where you can upload information to assist with processing your application. This may include further details about work experience (if appropriate for your course) and details of extenuating circumstances. The dashboard can also be used to request a change to your course choice or defer your place. 

We will email you the link to log into your applicant dashboard in the email confirming we have received your application. We'll also include the link in any emails we send to request information needed to progress your application.

Read our applicant dashboard guidance for more information.

Changing courses

If you apply for a course and then change your mind about what you want to study, please submit a request via your applicant dashboard. Alternatively, you can email your request to with your UCAS ID. Whether you can change courses will depend on which course you have applied to.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will not be able to consider you for a different course.

Deferred entry

You can request to defer your start date. If you are considering deferring, please read our guidance on deferring entry

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Use UCAS Track to see if you've been invited to interviews or received offers from your chosen universities.

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