UCAS applications

There are six steps to the UCAS application process:

Step 1: Register with UCAS

UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service) is the organisation that manages applications to all UK universities. So before you start, you will need to set up an account on the UCAS website. It’s quick and simple.

Step 2: Choose a course

Find the course that’s right for you. Look at the range of core and option modules. Is there an optional year abroad, or year in industry? When you need it, our institute code is L34.

Undergraduate courses

Step 3: Write your personal statement

This is your chance to stand out from the crowd. Tell us what makes you special, and why you’re passionate about the subject you want to study. We’re looking for the best students, so really sell your enthusiasm and let us know why we should make you an offer.

Personal statement top tips

Step 4: Get a reference

This will usually be from a teacher at your school or college. If they tell us how much you’ve impressed them – we’ll be impressed too.

Step 5: Pay your application fee

You pay a small administrative fee to UCAS when you apply. This covers applications for up to five courses at different universities.

Step 6: Hit submit

Once your UCAS application has been sent off, each of your universities will consider your application and reply – usually with either a conditional offer (grades they want you to achieve) or an unconditional offer.

Start your application

Important application information

Student Protection Plan

The Student Protection Plan is in place to protect your interests in the case of substantial change.

Terms and conditions of your offer

Important information about accepting or cancelling your offer.

Student Compensation and Refund Policy

The policy covers decisions regarding tuition fees, other course costs, accommodation costs, sports memberships and other relevant costs are compensated or refunded to students.

What happens after you have applied? 

We will make a decision on your application as quickly as possible. Where relevant, we will take contextual data into account.

We will contact you directly if you are to be invited for interview, although most courses do not normally interview applicants. If we make you an offer of admission you will receive official notification through UCAS and an offer letter from the University.

The Admissions Tutor will also normally invite you to visit the Department at one of our Offer Holder Days. If you firmly accept our offer, we will send you further information during the Spring of your admission year. If you meet the conditions of our offer and become ‘unconditional firm’ with us, you will be sent further details regarding registration and starting at the University.

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