How to Apply

We are here to help guide you through the admissions process. Please read through the information below, which will tell you whether you need to apply directly to us or via UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.


Entry Requirements

The required tariff for each course (see course pages) can be made up from various qualifications including A/AS Level, BTEC and many other specialist awards.

The UCAS site lists these in an easy to understand tariff tables for the various awards

Read our FAQ about entry requirements


Full-time Applications

All applications to full-time undergraduate courses are made through UCAS using the online application form. This service allows you to apply for up to five courses at the same or different institutions in the UK.

Further guidance and information is available on the UCAS website www.ucas.com or contact the UCAS Customer Service Team on 0871 4680468.

If you are currently studying at a school or college, advice on the application process is available from your tutor. Other applicants can seek advice from their local careers advisory service.


Part-time Applications

Part-time applications should be made directly to the University and not to UCAS. The part-time applications form is available to download here:

Part-time application form and guidance (PDF)

Part-time and direct application form (MS Word)


International Applications

The University accepts a wide range of international qualifications and further country-specific information is available on the International section of our website.


Mature Student Applications

The University welcomes applications from mature students and will give careful individual consideration if you do not meet the standard entry requirements. The University will take into account any alternative qualifications or work experience you may have.


When to Apply

Applications for full-time courses should reach UCAS between 1 September and 15 January of the year prior to entry. There is provision for late applications up to 30 June, but only if suitable vacancies remain. The UCAS website will advise on course vacancies at the point of application.

If you are an international applicant you can apply up to 30 June.

Part-time applications are welcomed from September onwards.

University Admissions Policy (PDF)