Contextual admissions

Contextual admissions takes account of additional information about an applicant’s background that might have impacted their education and adjusts the entry criteria for that applicant.

Widening participation is at the core of our mission and we believe firmly in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education. Therefore we will offer a reduced entry tariff for students from areas of relative disadvantage, with lower rates of participation in higher education, as well as those students who have spent time in the care system.

Who is eligible?

You can assess whether you may be eligible for a reduced tariff offer by using the tool below.

Contextual admissions

The outcome of the tool is based on the information you provide here. If this information is not consistent with the information you provide on your UCAS application, your eligibility may vary.

Our contextual admissions policy applies to all UK students applying to study an undergraduate course at our Preston, Burnley or Westlakes campuses. However, please note the following courses are excluded from the scheme: MPAS (Hons) Physician Associate Studies, MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy, BDS Bachelor of Dental Studies, BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy, BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology. 

Contextualised Admissions Bursary

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Get in touch

If you have questions or simply want to know more, contact our friendly team through Chatify on the right hand side of the screen, by calling the Course Enquiries phoneline +44 (0)1772 892400 or by completing this enquiry form