Making Offers for Courses Starting in Academic Year 2024/25

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The Admissions team will make decisions based on a range of information provided in your application form, including qualifications, personal statement, reference and other contextual data. Please check our course entry requirements on UCAS (Institution code B25) or the BCU website. This information will also show whether a selection process, such as an interview, audition or portfolio review, is required.

BCU Offer Types

Contextual Offers

Our Accelerate scheme is designed to increase participation from under-represented groups in Higher Education. If you qualify for Accelerate, you could receive an offer that is two grades (or 16 UCAS tariff points) below normal entry requirements and possibly claim a £1,000 scholarship too.

Conditional Offers

If you are not eligible for Accelerate but are predicted to meet or exceed the published entry requirements for a course, you will receive a standard conditional offer. We will require evidence of your exam results to allow you to enrol on a course and commence studying at BCU. Most results will come to us directly from UCAS; however, where that is not the case, you will need to upload these onto your BCU portal. Checking your BCU portal and any outstanding actions regularly will be important to confirming your place and enrolling at BCU.

Alternative Offers

If you are not predicted to meet the published entry requirements for your chosen course, you may still receive an offer. We operate an alternative course model, depending on several factors (including predicted grades), so while we may offer you a place on the course for which you have applied, it could be that we feel an alternative course is more appropriate. This could include a Foundation Year in the course for which you have applied for a degree, a Foundation Degree or HND, based on your predicted grades. Alternative courses offered may include courses based at one of our franchise partners.

Unconditional Offers

If you already hold your qualifications and these meet our minimum entry requirements, you will receive an unconditional offer. If you accept this offer, you will be required to provide evidence of the qualifications stated in your application which will need to be uploaded onto your BCU portal.

Courses requiring a portfolio

Several courses in Arts, Design and Media also require a portfolio as part of the application process. Any offer you receive will be conditional on you providing a portfolio of work, in addition to meeting the published entry requirements:

  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with Creative Technologies
  • BA (Hons) Digital Animation
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects
  • BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing – Design for Industry (top-up)
  • BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture with Urban Design
  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design
  • BA (Hons) Video Game Digital Art
  • HND Jewellery and Silversmithing

Please see our portfolio guidance for further information.

UCAS Guidance

Further advice and guidance is available from UCAS.

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