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Applying for an undergraduate degree

Thinking of applying for an undergraduate course for 2024-25 entry? This page contains useful information about the application process.

Looking to apply for an undergraduate degree for 2024-25 entry? We’ve compiled a useful step-by-step guide to the application process including entry requirements and personal statement advice.

31 January 2024 is the main UCAS deadline for applying to most undergraduate courses that start in September but we will still accept applications after this deadline (subject to availability in our courses).

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Email or call 03330 141414 to speak to our admissions team.

5-step application process

1. Find a course

Browse our course pages to see which one(s) you are interested in applying for.

Part-time options are available for many of our courses – the options are listed on individual course pages, and you apply directly to us.

Once you’ve found a course you want to apply for, check there are places available for your chosen year of entry.

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2. Check the entry requirements

Entry requirements can be found on individual course pages. These may include specific grades from A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications – or a combination of qualifications adding up to a UCAS Tariff point total.

To study an Honours undergraduate degree, you should also have at least 2 A levels (or equivalent) or at least 1 foundation degree – as well as grade 4/C in English GCSE, and for some courses, Grade 4/C or above in GCSE Maths and/or Science.

If you’re unsure whether you meet the minimum requirements, please email details of all your qualifications and the courses you’re interested in to and we’ll let you know.

Do you have qualifications or experience that is not listed in the course entry requirements?

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) recognises learning that has been previously assessed and certificated by a recognised provider of higher education, or gained through relevant professional and/or personal experience.

Read the APL information guide or email

3. Prepare your personal statement

UCAS will ask you to include a personal statement in your application. This is your chance to tell us why we should offer you a place to study with us.

You’ll have up to 4,000 characters (or 47 lines of text), which is roughly an A4 page. Tell us what interests you, why you’d like to join our diverse community of students and experts, and what you’ve done before that will make you a great student.

You may use ChatGPT to support you in your preparation for generating ideas but the words written within your personal statement should be your own work and reflections.

Take a look at UCAS’ personal statement guide, and don’t forget to proof read.

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4. Applying

Applications to our part-time degree courses can be made directly to us via our course pages.

You apply for full-time undergraduate degrees through UCAS, filling in your personal details, up to 5 course choices, your education & employment, a personal statement and a reference.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2024 for September 2024 entry but we will continue to accept applications after this date subject to availability in our courses. There’s a fee of £27.50 payable to UCAS directly when applying.

5. Wait to hear from us

After your application has been submitted, UCAS will carry out their checks and they will then send your application to us.

Our Admissions team will look at your application in detail, assessing your qualifications and personal statement. We’ll then decide whether we can make you an offer or invite you to an interview to go through your work in the form of a portfolio, audition or as part of a group assessment.

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Returning to education?

If you’ve not been in education for a while and are thinking of starting a degree, we can support you. We take into account a range of qualifications as well as occupational and life experiences.

If you want to build confidence and develop your academic skills, you could consider one of our integrated foundation degrees or a CertHE (Certificate in Higher Education) programme – find out more on our course pages.

You could also consider an Access to HE course – this is a popular route into university for those returning to education. These can be studied online or via a further education college.

Contact our Admissions team who will support you through the application process.

Email or call 03330 141414.

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Need more information about making an application?

Get in touch with our Admissions team or come to one of our campus-based events to find out more.


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