Don’t miss out on your 1st choice course
You’ve read through a pile of prospectuses, researched courses and gone to university open days. Now it’s time to finish your application.
So you don’t miss out on your preferred course, it’s best to apply to uni before the UCAS 15 January deadline.
When you apply, you could get a place on our Unconditional Offer Scheme, which comes with a £1,000 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship when you meet or exceed your predicted grades.
We guarantee all new full-time undergraduate students a room in halls when you make us your firm choice and meet our accommodation deadline. Applying by 15 January means you’ll beat the rush when it comes to choosing the best room.
Don't leave it too late
The Christmas break is a good time to get everything in place so you can submit your application on time.
You’ll also want plenty of time to make sure you’re happy with your personal statement and to check your referee has enough time to complete your reference.
Before you apply
Before you apply, see our course pages to check entry requirements for your preferred course.
You’ll need the course’s UCAS code – highlighted at the top of each course page – and our institution code – P80.
If you haven’t come to see us yet, give us a call on +44 (0)23 9284 4444. We’ll aim to organise a bespoke visit for you, where you can take a look round course facilities and meet staff who teach the subject you’re interested in studying.
You can also take a self-guided walking tour to get a feel for the campus and the city. You don't need to book a walking tour – just turn up on the day you want to come.
Submitting your application
Once you’ve chosen which courses to apply for, completed your personal statement and got your reference, you can complete the rest of the application and submit it.
Extra help and advice
If you have questions about applying to uni, or need support with your application, we can help – find out more about the application process, call our Admissions Team on +44 (0)23 9284 5566 or get in touch below.
After you apply
When you submit your application, UCAS will send your details to the unis you applied to and contact you to tell you it received your application. When you apply to us, we'll also send you an email to confirm your application.
UCAS will then send you details of how to log into UCAS Track, which you’ll use to follow the progress of your applications.
UCAS then sends your application information to us. We aim to update you on your application within 2 weeks. Once we make a decision, we'll let UCAS know. You’ll then see our decision online on UCAS Track. We’ll also contact you separately to tell you the outcome of your application.
If we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an Applicant Experience Day, where you’ll get to speak to lecturers and meet your future classmates. You’ll be able to explore course facilities, tour the campus and have a look around our halls of residence too.
Considering a gap year?
If you’re thinking about taking a year out before you start your course, you don’t have to wait until next year to apply. Instead, you can apply for ‘deferred entry’ when you complete your application.
Many of our courses accept deferred entry, but some don’t. Contact us to find out if your course accepts deferred entry before you submit your application.
When to apply for deferred entry
If you want to apply for deferred entry (starting in 2020 instead of 2019), it’s still best to apply as soon as possible. You’ll need to meet the conditions of any offers by 31 August 2019.
If you don't apply for deferred entry on your UCAS application, you can switch to deferred entry up until the start of your course.