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What is a study gap?

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The study gap is when a student pauses studying, typically after receiving their last degree. They may engage in a variety of other activities in the meantime, such as studying for entry or competitive tests or spending their time between degrees to work and intern in order to gain experience.

How much study gap is accepted in the UK?

The number of gap years that is accepted at UK universities differs from university to university. But the universities that accept the maximum years of gap in the UK are as follows:

  • Coventry University
  • Ulster University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Solent University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Hull

There may be several factors, such as financial constraints, health concerns, and others, that force students to take time off from their studies and most UK universities have no problem giving you a CAS even with a study gap if you hold sound academic records and have a valid reason to justify your study gap, for example health certificates, short course certificates, internships or training programmes, or relevant work experience. For more details on how much gap is accepted at your preferred university, please reach out to us.