The University of Westminster’s undergraduate unconditional offers scheme has been designed to appeal to students who demonstrate a track record of exceptional academic performance in their schooling to date, taking into consideration their personal statement and the views of their current institution and teachers. It provides them with an unconditional offer to continue their studies at Westminster but unlike many other institutions there is no additional requirement to make us their firm choice.
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?
We believe these students will make a significant contribution to the academic work of the University and in turn 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 degrees. 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.
Who is eligible for an unconditional offer?
To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must be studying either a minimum of three full A Levels or the International Baccalaureate. For all eligible courses (see list below), applicants must be predicted to achieve minimum grades of AAB in three A-Levels or an overall score of 33 in the International Baccalaureate. In addition to this, applicants must also have achieved GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above, in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
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.
We are choosing applicants with the best academic profile in terms of previous grades and predicted academic success. We are looking for outstanding applicants who we are confident will make a significant contribution to the academic work of the University and their fellow students. The criteria for receiving an unconditional offer may vary across the University, as different criteria are set for different courses. However, each criteria will include a minimum GCSE attainment level as well as a minimum A Level prediction threshold. An excellent personal statement and referee (usually your school) will also be required.
Is there a deadline for acceptance?
The only deadline for responding to our offer are the standard deadlines set by UCAS. For most students this will be early May, however, the deadline depends on when you receive all of your decisions.
In parallel with the Unconditional Offers scheme, students may be eligible for our High Achievers Scholarship, which we hope will provide a strong incentive to students to maintain their academic performance. Students achieving AAB from 3 A Levels or 33 from the International Baccalaureate will be automatically be eligible for this award (a separate application is not required), which is worth £1500 per year, for 3 years. Full details and terms and conditions for this will be published on our Scholarship web pages. Please note that courses for which the standard published entry requirements are the same or higher than the requirements for the High Achievers Scholarship are not eligible for the Scholarship.
What happens if you do not achieve your predicted grades?
Students will still be accepted onto their chosen course. 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 – we believe that their ambition to achieve will ensure that they continue to work to attain high A level/IB grades that will be part of their curriculum vitae throughout their working lives.
Your academic performance
We do not feel that the scheme in any way incentivises students to stop working hard and indeed we have incentives in place to encourage continued strong performance. If you have been selected for the scheme, you will have already demonstrated a very strong academic record and clear motivation to succeed and we do not believe that that you will lose this drive because you hold an unconditional place. We believe that this focus and determination to achieve top grades is very unlikely to disappear – indeed we are confident that the offer will give applicants more self-belief and confidence in their own abilities.
What happens if you want to defer your place?
In most cases, yes, students who are eligible for the scheme will be able to defer their application and will still be able to benefit from the unconditional offer. Applicants are advised to contact the Admissions Office to discuss their request as not all courses are included in the scheme and similarly not all courses offer the chance to defer due to high demand.
I am an international applicant, can I apply for the scheme?
Unfortunately due to UKVI requirements we cannot consider applicants who require a visa to study in the UK for an offer under this scheme.
Courses included in the scheme
- Accounting BSc
- Applied Biomedical Sciences BSc
- Arabic and English Language BA
- Arabic and English Literature BA
- Arabic and International Relations BA
- Arabic and Linguistics BA
- Architectural Technology BSc
- Biochemistry BSc
- Biological Sciences BSc
- Biomedical Sciences BSc
- Building Surveying BSc
- Business Economics BSc
- Business Information Systems BSc
- Business Management - Accounting BA
- Business Management - Economics BA
- Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
- BA Business Management (Finance) BA
- Business Management (HRM) BA
- Business Management (Marketing) BA
- Business Management (NOT pathways) BA
- Chinese and English Language BA
- Chinese and English Literature BA
- Chinese and International Relations BA
- Chinese and Linguistics BA
- Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience BSc
- Computer Games Development BSc
- Computer Network Security BSc
- Computer Science BSc
- Computer Systems Engineering BSc
- Construction Management BSc
- Creative Writing and English Language BA
- Creative Writing and English Literature BA
- Criminology BA
- Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA
- Digital Media Development BSc
- Digital Media and Communication BA
- English Language and Linguistics BA
- English Literature and History BA
- English Literature and Language BA
- English Literature BA
- European Legal Studies LLB
- Fashion Merchandise Management BA
- Fashion Buying Management BA
- Finance BSc
- French and English Language BA
- French and English Literature BA
- French and International Relations BA
- French and Linguistics BA
- French and Spanish BA
- History BA
- History and Politics BA
- Human Nutrition BSc
- Human Resource Management BA
- Interior Architecture BA
- International Business BA
- International Business with Arabic BA
- International Business with Chinese BA
- International Business with French BA
- International Business with Spanish BA
- International Marketing BA
- International Relations BA
- International Relations and Development BA
- Journalism BA
- LLB Law
- LLB Law with French Law
- Marketing Communications BA
- Marketing Management BA
- M-Law (Integrated Masters of Law)
- Modern Languages: Arabic and Global Communication BA
- Modern Languages: Chinese and Global Communication BA
- Modern Languages: French and Global Communication BA
- Modern Languages: Spanish and Global Communication BA
- Pharmacology and Physiology BSc
- Politics BA
- Politics and International Relations BA
- Property and Planning BA
- Psychology BSc
- Psychology and Counselling BSc
- Public Relations and Advertising BA
- Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc
- Real Estate BA
- Sociology BA
- Sociology and Criminology BA
- Software Engineering BEng
- Software Engineering MEng
- Spanish and English Language BA
- Spanish and English Literature BA
- Spanish and International Relations BA
- Spanish and Linguistics BA
- Television Production BA
- Theatre Studies and Creative Writing BA
- Theatre Studies and English Literature BA
- Tourism and Events Management BA
- Tourism Planning and Management BA
- Tourism with Business BA
- Translation Studies (Spanish) BA
- Translations Studies (French) BA
If you have any queries about this scheme, or studying at Westminster, please email the Course Enquiries Team at [email protected].