How to apply

Applying through UCAS

What is UCAS?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is an independent charity that provides information, advice and admissions services for young people wanting to further their educational career.

How do I know if I should apply through UCAS?

All applications for full-time foundation or undergraduate degrees starting in September have to be made through UCAS using its online application system Apply. UCAS handles the entire application process for full-time UK and EU students.

The application process for some postgraduate courses, including PGCEs and our full-time MSc and Diploma in Social Work starting in September, also need to be made through UCAS.

When should I apply?

The deadline for most UCAS applications is in mid-January, but please be sure to check the relevant course page for full details.

What if I’ve missed the UCAS deadline?

You can still apply to us after the deadline by following the same process. Just head to UCAS and get your application started.

What if I haven't received any offers?

If you haven’t received any offers or you've declined the offers you’ve received, you might still be able to find a place on an undergraduate course through UCAS Extra. UCAS Extra runs from the end of February to early July and allows you to add an additional university choice if you’ve used all five of your university choices, received decisions from all five universities but haven’t been given any offers, or declined all of the offers you’ve received. You can do this through UCAS’s online tracking system, Track, which you can use to reply to any offers you’ve received.

If you’re applying for a full-time undergraduate course after the end of June, these applications are made through clearing directly to the University. You'll need a university UCAS code when going through the application process. Our code is L68. UCAS will inform you whether or not you've been offered a place on your chosen course through Track.

Application help

UCAS and funding application workshops

Need help with applying? We offer workshops to help you through your UCAS and funding applications.