Admissions policy

A. Introduction

This document sets out the University’s code of practice (including policies, procedures and related information) for the admission of students to both undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) programmes. It provides information on the authority and responsibilities of those involved in the process and outlines how any disputes will be resolved.
Admission to the University is solely at the discretion of the University.

The overriding policy on admissions is to support the University’s Mission and Strategic Objectives (a copy of which can be found at

The University will at all times seek to operate procedures that are fair and are in accordance with the law of the United Kingdom, the University’s Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations, and the rules of natural justice. This includes specific compliance with legislation relating to discrimination (eg Equality Act 2010, Race Relations Amendment Act, Sex Discrimination Act and the Disability Discrimination Act, etc)

The University’s admissions procedures also pay due regard to guidance regarding good practice issued by other bodies, including the Quality Assurance Agency’s Code of Practice and Supporting Professionalism in Admissions (SPA), and such documents and directives as may be issued by the Government, the Higher Education Funding Council (Wales) and the Research Councils.