How we make an offer

All our offers are made by trained Admissions Tutors/selectors. We are committed to making offers that are appropriate to each applicant and therefore selectors have the discretion to formulate and vary the level of offers.

We only make offers to students who we believe are capable of benefiting from, and successfully completing, the course.

Conditional offers

Most offers will be based upon the portfolio of qualifications being taken in Year 13 or the last year of secondary education, and will normally be conditional upon achievement in three A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

We recognise that some UK schools and colleges in particular may not be able to offer their students the required range of qualifications and subjects. If this is the case for you, please ask your school or college to indicate any limitations in provision in the reference part of your UCAS application.

We understand that some applicants may have had their number of A/AS Level subjects restricted through specific personal circumstances. If this is the case for you, you should contact us as early as possible to discuss the suitability of your qualifications and the circumstances that have impacted on your studies.

Offers may also be conditional on other, non-academic, conditions such as the receipt of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

If you have any questions about your offer you should contact the Admissions Service directly via our Applicant Information Desk (AiD).

Applicant Information Desk

Unconditional offers

Unconditional offers are only made to applicants who have already met all the academic requirements for entry to their chosen course.

All offers are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions upon Acceptance of an Offer

Departmental Open Days

Applicants are usually invited to a departmental open day once they have been offered a place. This is an opportunity for you to meet some of the staff and students, and find out more about the course you have applied for and about the University. Some departments will invite you to come to Sheffield before making you an offer, to assess your qualities and discuss your application.

If you are invited to visit a department, we strongly encourage you to attend as this should help you make an informed decision. You will find out more about the course and the University, and get a better feel for what it would be like to be a student in that department.

Feedback on your application

We feel it is important that unsuccessful applicants have the opportunity to receive feedback on their application. However, it is not possible to provide every applicant with feedback, so we only provide feedback in response to requests made to the Admissions Service. Once feedback has been issued, we may not be able to respond to additional requests for information on the same application.

We recognise that there may be occasions when applicants wish to make a complaint about the way in which their application has been treated. Where applicants feel they may have a cause for complaint, they are invited to consult our formal Appeals and Complaints Procedure for Applicants.

Appeals and complaints