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Applying to Study at UCE Birmingham
The method of application varies for different courses and is indicated in the details of each individual course. For specific methods of applications see:
What happens after application?
On receipt, your application form will be forwarded to the Course Admissions Office, who will consider your application and references.
If you are called for interview you are advised to send to the department concerned a copy of the most up-to-date student summary sheet in your Record of Achievement, quoting your UCAS applicant number (if relevant). Do not send the original.
If you come to an interview bring your full Record of Achievement with you, and any other specified work such as a portfolio, and be prepared to discuss it with the person who interviews you.
After interview, if you are considered suitable for the course, you will receive an offer of a place which may be conditional upon your obtaining certain qualifications. The conditions of your offer will vary between courses and even within courses depending upon evidence of your motivation, commitment and previous academic record. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed at this stage.
You may receive an offer of a place without being invited for interview. However, you may still wish to visit the University to discuss your application and to see the facilities before deciding whether or not to accept the offer. This is particularly valuable if you are eligible for more than one course at the University and wish to discuss which would be the most suitable for you. Visit days are arranged by individual faculties and details can be obtained from the relevant Faculty Office for the course or courses for which you have applied.
Official offer letters are issued by UCAS, SWAS or NMAS but the University will also send you an offer letter. In addition we will provide you with an information booklet telling you a little more about the University and the next steps in the application procedure.
Once you receive an offer, you will be told how to accept or decline it. If you accept a conditional offer, you will be asked to let us know your examination results as soon as they are available. We will confirm your place on the course once you have met the conditions of your offer. Sometimes, even if you do not achieve the required grades of the offer, it may still be possible to reserve a place for you on the course.
If you are not accepted on the course you have chosen, or your place is not confirmed after we have received your results, you may find an alternative place through Clearing. Please call the Clearing Helpline on (+44) (0)21 331 6777 from mid-August.
If you are thinking about taking a year out before coming to the University, we will be happy to consider your application for deferred entry, particularly if you use the time constructively.
The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants to provide further information relating to any aspect of their application. If such further information is not provided within the period stipulated then the University reserves the right to refuse to consider your application. The decision that UCE Birmingham makes about your application and your fee status is based on the information provided on your application form. If we find that you have made a false statement or have left out significant information we reserve the right either to withdraw or amend our offer or to amend your fee status.
A condition of enrolment is your acceptance of the University's regulations. These cover matters such as criteria which may be specified by individual award bodies, safety requirements for the use of laboratories, and compliance with the no-smoking restrictions which are in force in most areas of the University. You will be expected to conduct yourself in a reasonable manner and to attend classes, where appropriate, regularly.