The University is responsible for admissions to all of its programmes, including those delivered by partners. The University Admissions Policy is intended to ensure that it delivers on this commitment and that admissions to University programmes comply fully with Chapter B2 of the Quality Code (external website).
The Admissions Policy applies equally to programmes delivered in collaboration with partners, and partners are responsible for ensuring that they fulfil their responsibilities to University applicants in accordance with it. The University adopts a risk-based approach to the delegation of admissions, and there are three possible levels of delegation:
- No delegation: all admissions processed by the University
- Partial delegation, with sampling of admissions decisions
- Fully delegated admissions, with monitoring through the programme enhancement planning process.
The entry requirements for each programme, including international qualifications applicable to overseas partners, are detailed in the Programme Specification.
Training for partner staff will be provided by the University where appropriate, and advice on the equivalence of qualifications is available from the University Admissions Team.
UK partner institutions wishing to recruit international students are required to have their own Home Office Tier 4 Sponsor status (external website) and issue their own CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letters.