Once you have sent your application to UCAS, your form will be considered by the Economics admissions team. Each application is given individual consideration, paying particular attention to the subjects studied, the reference and the personal statement. Factors such as academic achievement, and potential, your skills and aptitudes and your motivation and commitment will all be considered.
To ensure that all applications are given fair and equal consideration, most decisons are made after the 15 January UCAS deadline. The process can take some time and whilst we cannot give any precise dates, we estimate that the majority of applicants will hear from us around March.
AS level examinations are not normally included in our offer. However, AS level grades are taken as indication of A2 performance in conjunction with predicted grades. Candidates are required to indicate their AS grades (not UMS score) in the application even if they are not being certificated. Where the application does not contain this information clearly, decisions may be delayed or even eventually rejected. Applicants should contact their school to ensure this information is made available to us as early as possible.
Retakes In order to remain fair to all applicants, consideration will only be given to grades achieved in the first sitting of a full Level 3 qualification. An exception to these guidelines may be considered when there are mitigating circumstances. Should this be the case, the Academic Reference must detail any relevant information. All applicants should declare those qualifications already achieved and detail those being retaken in the 'not yet completed' section of the application.
Students who are considering taking a gap year before they start university are encouraged to apply. They should do so during the year they are taking their post-16 qualifications, obtaining a UCAS form relevant to the year they wish to start university. See also general information on deferred entry.
Candidates who are made an offer will be invited to attend one of the departments open days. For students who are in their first year of post-16 study, you are recommended to attend one of the University's open days. Alternatively, for those students who cannot make either of the above events, it may be possible to arrange a separate visit. See also general information on Open Days.
In normal circumstances, applicants will not be required to attend an interview.
In normal circumstances, applicants will not be required to sit additional selection tests.