Offer Guide for subjects requiring DBS or FTP checks

Congratulations on your offer to study at The University of Birmingham. The admissions process for your programme is different from that of other postgraduate courses. This offer guide will help you with your next steps.

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Accepting your offer

Now that you have your conditional offer, you need to inform the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) of your decision. Using the UCAS Track service, you can firmly accept your offer of a place. If you do not reply by the deadline set by UCAS, your offer will be declined by default.

Conditions of your offer

There are conditions attached to your offer that are required by all postgraduates applying for a programme during which you may come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults.

Conditions of your offer
Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check Applicants are required to complete an enhanced DBS check. Applicants who firmly accept their place will be sent a DBS pack by the University which should be completed and returned to us.
Fitness to Practice  Your programme is subject to the University’s fitness to practise regulations. You will be expected to sign a programme specific code of conduct when you register upon your course.


Full-time international and non-UK nationals are guaranteed University postgraduate accommodation if they submit the online accommodation application form by 31 July 2022. 

UK nationals studying on a postgraduate programme are not eligible for University accommodation. There is a limited supply of University-managed accommodation in houses owned by the University or private providers. The Accommodation Services LIVING office is located on the ground floor of University Centre and can assist with any help and advice you may require; along with a contract checking service for renting in the private sector.


Disability can mean different things for different people. It may include you, even if you don’t consider yourself to be disabled.

If you have study support needs related to a physical or health condition; dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties; mental health difficulties; autism; or Asperger’s Syndrome we are here to help you. If you would like to find out more about what we offer, please see our disability and dyslexia support website.

How to Register

If you have accepted your offer and met the conditions you will receive a communication from the University before the start of your programme. Information regarding registration (such as where and how to register) and other important details will be included in this communication. 

If you have received your unconditional acceptance communication, are shortly due to be arriving at the University and have not yet received information on how to register, please visit the online registration page.