Apply online through UCAS for full-time courses (with the exception of the five direct entry courses listed below). Our institution code is BRISL B78. The application fee for 2015 entry is expected to be £23 for two to five choices of university or college or £12 for one choice.
Full instructions on how to complete your application are available on the UCAS website. Alternatively, you can ask your teacher or careers adviser for advice, or contact your local British Council Office if you are an international applicant. The National Careers Service can help independent UK applicants.
If you are a student at another UK university or college of higher education and wish to transfer to a degree course at the University of Bristol, you must apply through UCAS. Please contact the relevant admissions team informally first, to see if they will consider an application from you.
For part-time degree courses, please apply directly to the University and not to UCAS. For further information and an application form, please contact the appropriate Faculty Office. Contact details can be found in individual course entries.
For direct entry courses, please contact the relevant department at Bristol to make an application:
You can apply online through UCAS from 1 September for entry the following autumn. The application deadlines are as follows:
*No more than four of a possible five choices can be used for Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science. If you give more than four choices for these courses UCAS will not process your application. However, you can use your fifth choice to apply for an alternative course without prejudice to your commitment to dentistry, medicine or veterinary Science.
We welcome applications from international students and accept a wide range of international qualifications.
Applications for the International Foundation Programme should be made directly to the University. Further information about the programme and details of how to apply are available from the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies.
Mature students should apply through UCAS for full-time courses and apply directly to the relevant University department or school for part-time courses.
We will only ask you to take an admissions test if you are applying to study law. The Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) enables us to make fairer choices among the many highly-qualified applicants who apply to our law course.
Applicants for Engineering Design who are invited to interview will also be required to complete a University of Bristol physical reasoning test.
Most courses will consider an application from you if you wish to take a year away from formal education. In fairness to applicants applying in the next admissions round, the number of places for deferred entry is usually limited and in some cases, higher offers may be made.
Further information on deferring your offer is available on our applicants' pages.
Before you submit your UCAS application, please make sure you have included:
Before you submit your UCAS application, please make sure you have added an academic reference. Advice on how to obtain a reference is available on the UCAS website.
Your referee should provide predicted grades for any qualifications you are currently taking. If they are unable to provide predictions, they should state this in their reference.
If your studies have been affected by by circumstances beyond your control, such as personal or family illness, you will need to submit an extenuating circumstances form to Undergraduate Admissions.
If you have used all five choices and are not holding any offers, you might be able to use a free service called Extra.
We cannot guarantee that Bristol will offer courses through Extra each year. Please use the search facility provided by UCAS to see if we have any courses with Extra availability.
Guidance on using Extra is available on the UCAS website.
The University of Bristol tends to be oversubscribed and we do not usually enter clearing. If any of our courses become available through clearing, they will be advertised in August 2015.
When you check the entry requirements for individual courses, you will see two types of offer listed - typical and contextual.
The A-level or IB typical offer refers to the grades we typically request when we make an offer for one of our courses.
Applications are considered on their individual merit and the entry requirements published in the prospectus are indicative only. If you receive an offer, it may differ slightly from the typical offer published. We welcome applicants with other qualifications equivalent to our listed typical offer.
Please visit our admissions principles and procedures for more information.
As part of our commitment to the UK national agenda on widening participation, we consider the educational context in which grades have been achieved, particularly if there is evidence that your current or most recently attended school or college performs below a defined threshold.
You may receive a contextual offer if you attend a school or college which in the previous year ranked in the bottom 40 per cent in any of the following categories:
Contextual offers are usually one grade lower than the standard offer.
The University reviews its definition of educational disadvantage and low-performing schools each year and each case is considered on an individual basis.
You will only be eligible to receive a contextual offer if you currently attend and apply via a one of the low-performing schools and colleges on our list.
Download the list of low-performing schools and colleges (PDF, 395kB) for entry in 2015.
For information regarding A* grades at A-level, please visit 14 - 19 qualifications.
Up to two Applied A-levels may be offered, but you must also offer at least one GCE A-level. If you are planning to substitute an Applied A-level for a named GCE A-level, please consult Undergraduate Admissions before applying.
We do not generally accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as part of the required A-levels. Please check the relevant undergraduate admissions statement for further advice.
The University encourages you to offer four subjects at AS-level if at all possible. The additional AS-level may usually be in any subject, but you can find specific details in individual course listings. Particular AS grades are not usually specified but they will be taken into account along with GCSE results and A-level predictions.
In high-demand subjects in particular, grades achieved may influence whether or not you receive an offer. You will not be at a disadvantage if AS units have not been certified.
Unit grade information may be taken into account when selection decisions are made for certain courses. For more information, please visit our qualifications pages.
For more information regarding other qualifications such as the Extended Project, please visit our qualifications pages.
Our country-specific information provides details of the wide range of international qualifications we accept. Please note international qualifications are listed under the country they come from which may not be where you are studying.
In the case of some non-UK qualifications, which cover a broader subject range than A-levels, additional study may be necessary before you begin your degree studies. This could take the form of a one-year A-level course or a specialist foundation programme. These are available at schools and colleges in the Bristol area.
Please contact the International Office for further advice.
All of our courses are taught in English, which means you will need to have a good command of English in order to succeed in your studies at the University. Each course entry in this prospectus will specify one of six language profiles, which is the level of English required for entry onto that particular course.
If you do not currently have the level of English required for your course, our Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies offers a range of courses to prepare you for degree-level study in the UK.
The University makes two types of offer:
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