Receiving your results

Questions relating to finding out about your results and what that means for your offer with us.

Exam Results Queries

When will I find out about my exam results and whether I’ve received my offer?


It depends on your exam board to an extent but the key dates and times for 2021 entry are:

Students sitting A-Levels across the UK and Scottish qualifications will gain their results on Tuesday 10 August.

How do I find out about my results on their release date?


We would recommend heading straight to UCAS Track to find out your results in the first instance. If there is no decision or you’re unsure, you can ring the University to find out more. Remember, we can’t speak to anyone other than you about your exam results.

For more information, head to our Confirmation pages for applicants.

Will any other qualifications beyond my main three A Levels matter, such as EPQs?


We only focus on the three A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications) that you’ve been made an offer on, so EPQs and similar additional qualifications won’t be viewed as part of the offer. However, if they relate to your subject of interest, they can be useful to see your interest and engagement in the subject, or your skills development.

If I needed an English language test, but haven’t been able to take one, what else is applicable to show my language competency?

If you have been unable to take an English Language Test, and do not have either English GCSE or A-Level, then under current circumstances, the University is able to look at a number of other options, including older IELTS scores, the use of TOEFL Home Edition, and Duolingo. For more information, please see the English language requirements page.

Extenuating Circumstances Queries

Will the impact of COVID-19 on my education and school/college assessments this year be taken into account when looking at my results?

We recognise that schools and colleges may experience disruption to teaching, coursework and examinations and we are monitoring the advice and guidance from the Department of Education, Ofqual and awarding bodies. We have established processes in place for dealing with extenuating circumstances and as part of this we will guided by the consideration given by awarding bodies. Please ask your school/college to contact the Admissions team with information about the impact of the closure on your studies.

What happens if I appeal my grades or choose to retake some of my exams to improve my grades?

We know that, more than any other year group, you have faced a difficult period of uncertainty waiting for your exam results. Although the University does not have any influence over these results, we believe that no student should be disadvantaged as a result of the exceptional set of circumstances arising from the global pandemic. 

For full details about the appeals process and the current A-Level grades revision information, please head to our dedicated page. We will keep our pages updated wherever possible as we gain further information.

Queries About Meeting Your Offer

I’ve met my offer, what happens next?

If you’ve met your offer, then congratulations – there’s nothing more you need to do at this stage if UCAS Track has confirmed that your offer has been met.

You will shortly receive a number of emails explaining further about joining us, and how to register as a student to access all of your key information.

What happens if I get a lower grade than expected/don’t meet my entry requirements?

It would depend on the difference between your expected and obtained grades. We would have to wait until all results were in to be able to see whether we could still offer a place based on your grades. This would be the case only for those who have us as their firm choice. 

You can  contact our admissions team via the Confirmation Page to see whether you would still be able to made an offer to study.

Could I defer my entry to the following academic year if I don’t want to join this year?

You can if you wish, as long as you meet the requirements for the current academic year, as we endeavour to be as flexible as possible. You can make a request to defer via this webform. We will consider requests on a case by case basis, and will only consider deferral requests from applicants who have met or exceeded the terms of their offer.

Any scholarships for the current academic year would have to be applied for again in the following academic year (subject to their availability) as they cannot be deferred.

If I can’t join the subject I applied for, can I join another course at the University that has lower entry requirements?

This is sometimes possible – you would have to contact the department of interest to see if they had any spaces and if you met their entry requirements.

Can I transfer to another course or take up a major/minor option within the School of Law and Social Justice, once I have begun my course there.

As above, transferring is sometimes possible during your studies, particularly at the end of First Year. This is particularly the case when changing between similar subjects within the same department, where a number of our courses have common, or very similar first year modules.

Where you are changing to a different department or course, this would need to be discussed with both your academic department and the department that you wished to move to. This may be limited where specific subjects or knowledge are required for the course that you are transferring to.