After you’ve applied

When your application has been received it will be individually assessed, taking into account your academic ability and potential, as well as your interest in the subject.


You should have achieved or be expected to achieve the typical offer requirements for the course. Meeting this standard, however, does not guarantee an offer. Many of our courses receive numerous applications for each available place and as such we cannot offer places to all those who attain the minimum entry requirements.

The University’s admissions process uses contextual information to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved, to identify students with the greatest potential to succeed in higher education. 

If you are offered a place, you will receive a communication setting out any conditions attached to the offer. Your offer will also be available to view on your UCAS application. For entry in 2024, all offer conditions, both academic and non-academic, must be met by 7 September 2024. Conditions met after this deadline will only be considered if places are available.

If you already hold the qualifications required when you apply, we may ask you to send copies of these to the University so we can verify them before making a decision. UK-based applicants receiving an offer will usually be invited to attend a post offer visit day. These visits enable you to see our campus, the academic school/department and our facilities, as well as providing you with an opportunity to speak to students and staff. Offer holders can also experience the Loughborough campus via our virtual tours.

Offers received

Once you have received a decision from your universities, you will have until June (and in some cases July) to select your first choice of university (firm choice) and your second choice of university (insurance choice).

When it comes to deciding between your offers you should think about where you want to be for the next 3, 4 or 5 years, the content of the courses you have applied to, as well as the student experience and employability prospects of your universities. It is tempting to put your highest offer as your firm choice and a lower offer as your insurance. However, we would always advise selecting the course or university you really want as your firm choice.

A list of the key dates and deadlines to be aware of are listed here. If you do have any questions or you are unsure about anything, please get in touch.