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Admissions policy

This policy applies to admissions to all foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes.

What happens when we receive an application?

Aston University makes conditional offers to the vast majority of UCAS applicants each year (typically 80%) including those students who are predicted one or two grades lower than our entry requirements. If your predicted and expected grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are keen on Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices.

UCAS forms are considered by the Admissions Tutor. If you are made a conditional/unconditional offer you will be invited to a post-application open day where you can meet staff, students and see the campus.

When making offers the criteria includes:

  • Past performance: eg AS grades, GCSE

  • School/college reference

  • Predicted grades

  • Evidence of commitment and motivation via the personal statement

  • Relevant experience

  • Extenuating circumstances

  • Interview performance (if required in a small number
    of cases).

Each course page on our website lists typical offers and specific requirements.


Second or final year direct entry

Reflecting the high quality and professional integrity of our degree programmes, Aston does not permit direct entry to the final year of any of its degrees. HND/Foundation degree holders may be eligible to enter the 2nd year of some of our degree courses.

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