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University Admissions Policy for 2017 entry – approved by UG and PG Recruitment and Admissions Monitoring

Committees June and July 2016

Admissions Policy

2017 Entry



1.1 This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University,

including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our

admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisers and

family members, and to staff of the University.

1.2 The policy is underpinned by procedural guidelines issued to admissions tutors and

postgraduate selectors from time to time.

1.3 Other related policies and procedures



MBBS Admissions Policy (for admissions to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of

Surgery (MBBS) degree)

School of Dental Sciences Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy for Applicants with Disabilities

English Language Policy

Policy and Procedures for Admitting Students Under 18

Policy on Credit Transfer and the Recognition of Prior Learning

General Entrance Requirements (contained in the Undergraduate Progress Regulations)

Postgraduate Entrance and Admissions Requirements (contained in the University’s

Postgraduate Taught Progress Regulations; Regulations for Research Masters Degree

Programmes (excluding MPhil programmes); and Master of Philosophy Progress Regulations;

and Doctor of Philosophy Progress Regulations)

Admissions Complaints and Appeals Procedure

Criminal Convictions Policy and Procedure for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions

Procedure for Dealing with UCAS Applications Identified through UCAS’ Similarity

Detection Service

The Single Equality Scheme.

Ethical Policy for the Acceptance of Gifts and Donations: Major Gifts

Postgraduate Applicant Deposit Refund Policy

Policy governing University sponsorship, for visa purposes, of international students

1.4. The policy relates to admissions for entry in the academic year 2017-18. It will be reviewed

annually in the Summer Term.


Institutional Context

The University is committed to widening participation and fair access. It wishes to encourage

able, highly-motivated and enthusiastic students of all ages, and from all backgrounds and

contexts, to apply to its degree programmes.


If you wish to obtain any of the policies and procedures listed, please telephone 0191 208 3333 or enquire online at