Interpretation of Conditional Offers

 

Conditional offers are expressed in terms of specific grades or marks in A-levels and AS-levels or other qualifications. The University does not make offers in terms of the UCAS Tariff. In order to be guaranteed admission, applicants must precisely meet or exceed the conditions of the offer. Some flexibility in the grades accepted is likely to be possible, though this will be dependent on the competition in individual subject areas and on government funding which determines the number of places available for NI and EU students.

A level examples:

  1. You are asked to obtain BBB at A level and you achieve ABC.
  2. You are asked to obtain A (Mathematics) BB at A level and you achieve AAB with a B in Mathematics. 

In both of these examples this means that you have not precisely satisfied the conditions of your offer, and your application will be be considered subject to the availability of places on your chosen course. If there are vacancies your application will be ranked along with other applicants and a decision will be taken on your application as soon as possible.

Edexcel National Diploma examples:

  1. You are asked to obtain 100 credits at Distinction plus 80 credits at Merit and you achieve 110 credits at Distinction, 60 credits at Merit plus 10 credits at Pass.
  2. You are asked to obtain 120 credits at Distinction plus 60 credits at Merit and you achieve 150 credits at Distinction, 20 credits at Merit plus 10 credits at Pass.

In both of these examples this means that you have not precisely satisfied the conditions of your offer, and your application will be be considered subject to the availability of places on your chosen course. If there are vacancies your application will be ranked along with other applicants and a decision will be taken on your application as soon as possible. The University will have to wait until August when we have received the results of all applicants before taking a final decision on your application.