Once you have sent your application to UCAS, your form will be considered by the Psychology 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.
The UCAS system requires universities to give equal consideration to all applications received before the January 15th deadline. We receive a very large number of applications for this programme and competition for entry is strong so to ensure equity and fairness a significant proportion of offers will be made after the deadline. This process may take some time and whilst we cannot give precise dates we aim to make the majority of offers before the end of March.
Whilst gap years are viewed positively by the department, we prefer applicants to apply in the academic year in which they wish to attend.
See also general information on deferred entry.
We do not hold departmental open days. Applicants are welcome to attend the main University open days which are held in June and September each year. You also have the option to visit the department independently during the week (Monday-Friday) between 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00.
See also general information on Open Days.
Generally applicants are not interviewed, but if you are offering unusual qualifications or it is some time since you have studied you may be invited for an interview before a decision is made.
We do not have any standard additional tests, however we may ask applicants to submit written work before interview.