At Aston we recognise the advantages that some students can gain from a gap year, and our Admissions Tutors accept applications for deferred entry.
If you want to apply to Aston but defer entry until the following year, you should indicate this on your UCAS form. It is also recommended that you outline briefly on your personal statement your reason(s) for choosing deferred entry. You will usually be considered on the same basis as applicants for the current admissions year entry and receive correspondence from UCAS and Aston during the application timetable for that year. Gap year students are also encouraged to still take the Aston placement year or year abroad. For some courses the placement year/year abroad is compulsory.