Your contract with the University

If you have been successful in your application, you will receive a formal offer of a place at the University. If you accept the offer you will enter into a contract with the University. Your offer may be contingent on you meeting certain conditions.

Before accepting your offer you should read the relevant contractual documents set out in the appropriate tab on this page. Depending on the category of student you will be and your course, these will usually include: the appropriate University Terms and Conditions; the University Student Handbook and, in some cases, a Course Information Sheet. 

Undergraduates applying through UCAS

Undergraduates need to read: 

  1. the University Terms and Conditions for matriculated students
  2. the University Student Handbook
  3. the appropriate Course Information Sheet for your course and year of entry

By accepting your offer you confirm your agreement to these documents.

Graduate and other students

For other students, you will be told which documents you need to read in your offer letter or during the application process. By accepting your offer you confirm your agreement to these documents.

Please note that the process is different if you are a student on an open access course in Continuing Education, in which case you will enter a contract with the University when you pay your fees. 

Select the tab above that relates to your academic year of entry to view the documents that apply to you. 

1) University Terms and Conditions - 2020/21*

Department for Continuing Education* 

2) University Student Handbook 2019/20: Applicant edition for entry 2020/21

The information contained in this University Student Handbook is correct for the academic year 2019/20. Changes may be made to the information prior to entry in 2020/21. Students enrolling in 2020/21 will be notified about any material changes to the content and will be provided with The University Student Handbook 2020/21 on arrival.

3) Course Information Sheet - 2020/21

Select the level of your course:

Undergraduate course

Graduate course

*NOTE: changes to student contracts due to COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to make important changes to teaching, assessments and other services - to maintain our world-class learning experience for all students, and to minimise risks of infection for students, staff and the wider community. As a result the Terms and Conditions of the University’s contracts with its students also needed to change.

Those students who commenced courses before or during the 2020/21 academic year were notified of changes and requested to confirm acceptance of them when enrolling at University during the 2020/21 year. The previous communications explaining the changes are available on the communications page of the University coronavirus website.

For students starting their courses during the 2021/22 academic year all the changes needed have been included within the Terms and Conditions that students agreed when they accepted their Offers.

The process for changing the contracts was carried out in line with both (a) guidance from the Office for Students and (b) the ‘Changes to Courses’ provisions in student contracts.

1) University Terms and Conditions - 2019/20*

Department for Continuing Education* 

2) University Student Handbook 2018/19: Applicant edition for entry 2019/20

The information contained in this University Student Handbook is correct for the academic year 2018/19. Changes may be made to the information prior to entry in 2019/20. Students enrolling in 2019/20 will be notified about any material changes to the content and will be provided with The University Student Handbook 2019/20 on arrival.

3) Course Information Sheet - 2019/20

Select the level of your course:

Undergraduate course

Graduate course

*NOTE: changes to student contracts due to COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to make important changes to teaching, assessments and other services - to maintain our world-class learning experience for all students, and to minimise risks of infection for students, staff and the wider community. As a result the Terms and Conditions of the University’s contracts with its students also needed to change.

Those students who commenced courses before or during the 2020/21 academic year were notified of changes and requested to confirm acceptance of them when enrolling at University during the 2020/21 year. The previous communications explaining the changes are available on the communications page of the University coronavirus website.

For students starting their courses during the 2021/22 academic year all the changes needed have been included within the Terms and Conditions that students agreed when they accepted their Offers.

1) University Terms and Conditions - 2018/19*

Department for Continuing Education* 

2) University Student Handbook 2017/18: Applicant edition for entry 2018/19

The information contained in this University Student Handbook is correct for the academic year 2017/18. Changes may be made to the information prior to entry in 2018/19. Students enrolling in 2018/19 will be notified about any material changes to the content and will be provided with The University Student Handbook 2018/19 on arrival.

3) Course Information Sheet - 2018/19

Select the level of your course:

Undergraduate course

Graduate course

*NOTE: changes to student contracts due to COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to make important changes to teaching, assessments and other services - to maintain our world-class learning experience for all students, and to minimise risks of infection for students, staff and the wider community. As a result the Terms and Conditions of the University’s contracts with its students also needed to change.

Those students who commenced courses before or during the 2020/21 academic year were notified of changes and requested to confirm acceptance of them when enrolling at University during the 2020/21 year. The previous communications explaining the changes are available on the communications page of the University coronavirus website.

For students starting their courses during the 2021/22 academic year all the changes needed have been included within the Terms and Conditions that students agreed when they accepted their Offers.

1) University Terms and Conditions - 2017/18*

Department for Continuing Education*

2) University Student Handbook 2016/17: Applicant edition for entry 2017/18

The information contained in this University Student Handbook is correct for the academic year 2016/17. Changes may be made to the information prior to entry in 2017/18. Students enrolling in 2017/18 will be notified about any material changes to the content and will be provided with The University Student Handbook 2017/18 on arrival.

3) Course Information Sheet - 2017/18

Select the level of your course:

Undergraduate course

Graduate course

*NOTE: changes to student contracts due to COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to make important changes to teaching, assessments and other services - to maintain our world-class learning experience for all students, and to minimise risks of infection for students, staff and the wider community. As a result the Terms and Conditions of the University’s contracts with its students also needed to change.

Those students who commenced courses before or during the 2020/21 academic year were notified of changes and requested to confirm acceptance of them when enrolling at University during the 2020/21 year. The previous communications explaining the changes are available on the communications page of the University coronavirus website.

For students starting their courses during the 2021/22 academic year all the changes needed have been included within the Terms and Conditions that students agreed when they accepted their Offers.

1) University Terms and Conditions - 2016/17*

Department for Continuing Education*

2) University Student Handbook 2015/16: Applicant edition for entry 2016/17

The information contained in this University Student Handbook is correct for the academic year 2015/16. Changes may be made to the information prior to entry in 2016/17. Students enrolling in 2016/17 will be notified about any material changes to the content and will be provided with The University Student Handbook 2016/17 on arrival.

3) Course Information Sheet - 2016/17

Select the level of your course:

Undergraduate course

Graduate course

*NOTE: changes to student contracts due to COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University had to make important changes to teaching, assessments and other services - to maintain our world-class learning experience for all students, and to minimise risks of infection for students, staff and the wider community. As a result the Terms and Conditions of the University’s contracts with its students also needed to change.

Those students who commenced courses before or during the 2020/21 academic year were notified of changes and requested to confirm acceptance of them when enrolling at University during the 2020/21 year. The previous communications explaining the changes are available on the communications page of the University coronavirus website.

For students starting their courses during the 2021/22 academic year all the changes needed have been included within the Terms and Conditions that students agreed when they accepted their Offers.

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