About the University's admissions process

At London Metropolitan University we welcome students from all backgrounds and cultures.

We assess each application on an individual basis and will always consider your application for an alternative course if we're unable to make you an offer for your first choice of course.

When we receive an application we will assess it against the entry requirements for the course and make the appropriate decision. Individual entry requirements can be found on each course information page.

Entry requirements can include the following:

  • Academic entry requirements – such as UCAS points or A level grades
  • English language requirements – such as GCSE English grade C/4
  • Mathematics requirements – such as a GCSE Mathematics grade
  • Professional requirements – such as an acceptable professional reference
  • Statutory requirements – such as an acceptable Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate for courses that include mandatory placements working with children or vulnerable adults

Upon receipt of your application you are likely to receive one of the following four responses:

1. An offer to study

We may give you an offer for your chosen course or an alternative.

Offers can be unconditional (if you meet all requirements) or conditional (if you're yet to meet requirements, for example if you are waiting for your A level results).

2. An interview or portfolio request

We may ask you to attend an interview to meet the academic leader or to provide an academic portfolio to support your application.

3. A request for more information

If we don't have enough information to assess your application we may ask you to provide the additional information we need. This could include copies of qualifications (if you have completed your studies) or a CV.

4. A rejection

Unfortunately not all applicants are successful in gaining entry on to our courses. As mentioned we will always consider your application for an alternative course if an appropriate option is available. If we do reject your application we will provide feedback to explain the reason why in your decision letter.

Response times

We aim to process all applications within 10 working days. Please note, a final decision may take longer if we need to request further information or your course requires an interview or portfolio assessment. We encourage you to read our course entry requirements prior to submitting your application in order to make sure you have submitted all relevant information.


Should you have a complaint regarding the admissions process you may read our complaints policy for guidance. 

Further information

View our full admissions policy to find out more about the principles and procedures we use to select and admit students to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.