Our admissions policy is to encourage the enrolment of students who have the potential to acquire a broad range of complex new skills; to master an extensive body of advanced knowledge and, above all, to undergo a period of rigorous, intellectual development culminating in the award of a university qualification. The University welcomes applications and enquiries from people regardless of age, ethnic or national origins, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, marital status, family responsibility, physical or sensory disability and political or religious beliefs and activities unless those activities are unlawful or contrary to the policies of the University.
When considering a candidate's suitability for admission, the people delegated with the task of recommending students for admission will pay due regard, as appropriate, to previous academic performance; prior experiential learning; availability (or lack) of suitable learning opportunities and resources; current courses of study; assessments by referees, educational psychologists or medical practitioners; records of achievement; evidence of commitment and motivation; quality of written work; performance at interview or under examination conditions. The selectors shall also take into account the candidate's ability to contribute to the cultural, sporting or social life of the University and the community.
We recognise that, although they may well satisfy some or all of its criteria for selection, certain candidates may have to be denied admission because of the intensity of competition for a limited number of places.