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20 August 2020

Government reassures students who meet their offer conditions on university places and lifts cap on medical courses

Sub-theme: Education


The government and the higher education sector have agreed that all students who achieved the required grades will be offered a place at their first choice university. If maximum capacity is reached, there will be an offer for an alternative course or a deferred place. More students have been successful in meeting the required grades to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science so the government has lifted the cap on domestic medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and undergraduate teacher training places. Additional funding will be provided to increase capacity in medical, nursing, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and other high-cost subjects. The government also confirms that it will remove temporary student number controls for the 2020–21 academic year to build capacity to admit students this coming year.


Gov.uk press release