Undergraduate Unconditional Offer Scheme 2018
This scheme allows us to target the very brightest students in certain subject areas, who demonstrate exceptional academic performance in their schooling to date, taking into consideration the views of their current institution and teachers. It provides them with an unconditional offer to continue their academic career at Surrey, where Surrey has been chosen as their firm choice through the UCAS application route.
We believe these outstanding applicants will make a significant contribution to the academic work of the University and will gain immensely from their time with us. We hope that the unconditional offer will demonstrate to these outstanding students our confidence that they have the necessary qualities to excel through one of our degree programmes. We also hope that the unconditional offer will alleviate some of the pressure students feel at this time and will enable them to focus on achieving the excellent grades that will become part of their curriculum vitae.
We would like to remind applicants that not being made an offer under this scheme does not exclude them from a standard conditional offer of a place with us.
Why do we make unconditional offers?
Here at the University of Surrey we are looking for the best students to come and join us and we are using predicted academic performance as one method of identifying such people. Having identified them, we want to show that we will value their contribution to the University and we believe that they will benefit from their time with us. We hope that students will be particularly attracted to studying here because the unconditional offer demonstrates our belief that they have the necessary qualities to succeed on one of our chosen degree programmes.
Who is eligible for the scheme?
We are choosing applicants with the best academic profile in terms of predicted academic success. We are looking for outstanding applicants whom we can be confident will make a significant contribution to the academic work of the University. The criteria for receiving an unconditional offer includes a minimum A-level prediction threshold and previous GCSE attainment of five subjects at grade B/5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must be studying either a minimum of three full A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.
This is a two-way agreement. We believe an applicant to be capable of achieving good grades and that they will continue to do their best to do so. This merits an unconditional offer. By making the offer unconditional, we are taking some of the pressure off the applicant during the exam period. In return, we expect the applicant to show their commitment to us and make us their firm choice.
What happens if an applicant does not reach their predicted grades?
Applicants will still be accepted. An unconditional offer is just that, unconditional. We are demonstrating our belief in the applicant and we expect that the applicant will repay that confidence by continuing to work hard and achieve good grades.
An unconditional offer is unconditional and the student will be accepted irrespective of their final grades. However, these offers are being made to students who are predicted to achieve exceptional grades in their A-levels. We believe that their ambition to achieve will ensure that they continue to work to attain high A-level grades that will be part of their curriculum vitae throughout their working lives.
If you are an international applicant:
Unfortunately we cannot consider applicants who require a visa to study in the UK for an offer under this scheme.
Programmes Included in the Scheme:
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
- LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations
- BA (Hons) Dance
- BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance
- BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance with Film Studies
- BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance with Creative Writing
- BSc (Hons) Criminology
- BSc (Hons) Criminology & Sociology
- BSc (Hons) Sociology
- BA (Hons) Media, Culture & Society
- BA (Hons) Media Studies with Film Studies
- BA (Hons) English Literature
- BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing
- BA (Hons) English Literature with Film Studies
- BA (Hons) English Literature with Politics
- BA (Hons) English Literature with Sociology
- BA (Hons) English Literature and French/German/Spanish
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and German)
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages (German and Spanish)
- BSc (Hons) Politics
- BSc (Hons) International Politics
- BSc (Hons) Politics and Sociology
- BSc (Hons) Politics with English Literature
- BSc (Hons) Politics with Creative Writing
- BSc (Hons) Politics with French/German/Spanish
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- BMus (Hons) Music
For all the programmes listed above, applicants must be predicted to achieve a minimum of grade A in three A-levels (including grade A in specified subjects if these are typically required for the programme) or an overall score of 34 in the International Baccalaureate. In addition to this, applicants must also have achieved five GCSEs at grade B/5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics. Please note that predicted grades are only considered at the point of application and cannot be re-submitted during the admissions cycle to gain an unconditional offer.