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Understanding your University offer

What your offer means at UON

Every person that applies for a place to study at the University of Northampton is different.  Whether it be qualifications, work experience or their own life story, every applicant is an individual and our offer making process reflects this.

We consider each application on its own merit and receiving an offer to study with us is clear indication that we would very much welcome you as a student on the course you have applied for.

The most common offer we make is a Conditional Offer.  However, you may also receive one of the following depending on a number of criteria including the course you have applied for, whether you attended an interview, completed a practical activity and your predicated grades:

Impact of COVID 19: Office for Students has issued a temporary condition of registration this year to protect the stability and integrity of the English HE sector during the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Northampton remains fully committed to following this guidance.

If you have received a contextual conditional offer from us

If you receive a contextual conditional offer from us, you will see the entry requirements for your conditional offer are slightly lower than our standard offer.

We understand the context in which you study can have an impact on your academic grades, achievement and your ability to take up extra curricular activities. A contextual offer allows us to take this into account when assessing your application.

You may be eligible for a contextual conditional offer if you meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • You are a care leaver
  • You are from a military family
  • You live in an area of disadvantage or with low progression into Higher Education

If you have received an unconditional offer from us

We have given you an unconditional offer as you have been able to demonstrate your abilities in a practical way, typically through an interview or audition that included a task, or by submitting a portfolio of your work for assessment by the programme team.

The unconditional offer we have made is also based on the information which you have provided at the time of your application (e.g. application, predicted grades, personal statement).

If you accept your offer on this programme, your place will not be affected by your final grades. However, the qualifications which you are currently studying are still very important and the skills and experience which you gain during your studies are very beneficial for your transition into university therefore you need to continue to attend, work hard and strive to achieve the best results possible. Lastly, although your final grades will not affect your place on this programme with us they might impact on future opportunities whilst you are at University (e.g. changing your programme)  and also during your career such as when seeking employment or by other organisations (e.g. work experience, placements) therefore you should continue to work to the best of your ability.

If you decline our offer or if you ask to be released from your offer at a later date then any future decision made by us will be made based on the information available at the current time. For instance, if you have received your results our decision will be based on your actual results rather than predicted grades.

There may be other non-academic conditions you need to meet, for example getting a DBS check or providing proof of your qualifications. If you are unsure of these conditions, please check the webpage for your course or contact

If you have received an offer with a guaranteed integrated foundation programme

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme, we will guarantee you a place on the appropriate four-year integrated foundation programme.

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