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Understanding your postgraduate offer

Information about your offer to study a postgraduate course

When your offer is made, it is stated as either conditional or unconditional. There are certain requirements and processes for each offer and it is important to ensure you have followed the correct guidance for each.

Your offer will be conditional if we need verification of your qualifications or if you have to meet other non-academic entry requirements.

The offer letter will state the qualification/s you must pass and the results you must achieve, plus any non-academic requirements. All conditions must be met in full before you will be able to register for your programme.

Offer conditions

Documents explained

We've explained the different requirements of a conditional offer to help you to submit the correct documents. This includes explaining the terminology used in your offer, and will help you to ensure the documents you have submitted meet our requirements and avoid delays in processing your offer.

What happens next?

Once you have accepted your offer and met all conditions, an unconditional acceptance letter will be issued via your applicant portal.

If you are an international applicant, you will be sent a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement, no earlier than six months before the start of your programme. The CAS statement will include your CAS number which you will require to apply for your visa to study in the UK.

If you are unable to attend the programme for the academic year specified in your offer letter, please inform the Admissions Office: contact details are stated in your offer letter. If you wish to defer for more than one year, you will need to submit a new application.

Further questions?

If you have any questions, please use our FAQs page, or submit your query via our enquiry form.