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Accepting or declining your offer

This is an important step in the admissions process since it enables both the Admissions and Access Service and the selector to track the progress of your application. 

Prospective students should be aware of the obligation to conform to the Statutes of the University before deciding to accept an offer of a place. 

To accept or decline an offer of a place, you should reply online through the Postgraduate Applications Portal. This should be completed as soon as possible and ideally within 14 days of receipt of your offer letter. 

If you have applied and been offered a place on more than one programme of study or research, you must indicate whether you wish to accept or decline the offer against each programme. 

Given that your final programme choice may be dependent on funding and/or other factors, you may initially decide to accept more than one offer of a place. If you initially accept a place, and subsequently wish to decline the offer, please email if you are resident outside the EU.

If you are resident in the UK, ROI or other EU country you should email 

For some high demand courses, waiting lists are in operation and an early response may enable us to offer your place to another applicant.

Deadline for receipt of replies to offers (UK /EU applicants only) 


Date of offer letter

Replies must reach Admissions and Access Service by...

Up to 17 May 2019

21 June 2019


20 May 2019 – 19 July 2019

2 August 2019


22 July 2019 onwards

As soon as possible


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