Entry requirements for our part-time undergraduate courses
Are you thinking about applying for a part-time course at the Institute of Lifelong Learning? Here are some of the things you will need to consider as part of your application.
You will normally be invited for an interview. At the interview we will look for things such as enthusiasm, experience, subject knowledge, relevant skills, interests and activities, and an awareness of the time commitments involved in studying part-time for a University qualification.
Written and spoken English
To study successfully at University level, you'll need to be proficient in written and spoken English. You can show this through possession of a qualification such as O Level or GCSE English. If you do not have a qualification, we may ask you to supply a sample of written work.
Command of spoken English is something that we may look for at interview. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, you may be asked to take an IELTS or USEPT test. If so, we'll require a minimum average score of 6 with at least 5.5 in each component.
In order to benefit most from our facilities and learning resources, you will need basic computer skills.
By this we mean things such as the ability to use email (in order to access your University emails), the internet (to make use of the University's electronic resources), and a word processing package such as Microsoft Word (in order to present your assignments). You do not need to have your own computer at home as we have many open-access computer facilities, some which are open 24 hours a day.
Passport and visa requirements for international students
The University is required to assess its students’ home or overseas status in line with government regulations and new immigration legislation. We ask all students to provide information about their nationality and residential status in order to ensure that their status is correctly recorded as home or international (overseas).
Please note: for students in TILL this does not affect the level of fee you pay; you pay the same rates of tuition fee regardless of whether you are classed as a home or international student.
If you are assessed as an international student you will be asked to bring your passport and visa to Registry Services. The University will retain copies of these documents to satisfy UK immigration requirements. International students who do not have their passport and visa will not be accepted on a course in TILL.
We would normally expect you to be 21 or over. This is because it takes time to develop the range and level of knowledge, skills, experiences and attributes that can be considered in place of A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
We do consider applications from younger learners, although we would normally expect applicants under the age of 21 to possess A Level or equivalent qualifications and to demonstrate the capacity to study at higher education level.