Interviews are used by admissions tutors to assess your suitability for a course. They also give you the chance to find out whether your chosen course is the right one for you. Interviews for home/EU applicants are always carried out for courses in Engineering Design, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Veterinary Nursing, as careers in these areas require a high degree of 'people skills'. International (non-EU) applicants not currently studying in the UK may be invited to interview for Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Science courses. Applicants for other courses may be called for an interview if their application needs further clarification - for example, in cases where applicants have non-traditional qualifications or have been out of mainstream education for some time.
The interview usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. Please remember that the interviewers do not intend to catch you out or make you nervous, but are genuinely interested in you and your application. Among other things, they will ask you about your reasons for wanting to study that particular subject and make sure you are aware of what the course involves and what the career options are. They will also assess your ability to communicate and to cope with stress.