How to apply

Applying for a full-time course through UCAS

1. Fill in a University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) application form online following UCAS guidelines and submit it through the website,www.ucas.com. The UCAS website gives lots of information about making your application, so you can find more details there.

2. We will receive your application through UCAS and will consider it. This may mean you are invited to an interview or audition with a course tutor.

3. We will let UCAS know what we decide about your application as soon as possible after your interview.

4. UCAS will let you know what we decide via UCAS Track. It is important that you log into UCAS Track regularly as this is the main way in which UCAS communicates with students. All decisions regarding offers and interviews/auditions appear on UCAS Track and it is also how you respond to any offer of places that you have received. We recommend that you log into UCAS Track on a regular basis to check the status of your application.

It is important that you log into UCAS Track regularly. This is the main way in which UCAS communicates with students. All decisions regarding offers and interviews/auditions appear on UCAS Track. It is also how you respond to any offer of places that you have received. Don’t forget to decide which is your firm and insurance offer by the date given or your offers will be withdrawn. We recommend that you log into UCAS Track on a regular basis to check the status of your application.

More information about the tariff can be found at https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff

Remember to apply for your funding at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance


How we will deal with your application

When your application arrives from UCAS, the relevant admissions tutor will consider it to check that:

  • You meet the entry requirements
  • You have the experience and skills necessary to succeed at and benefit from the course
  • You demonstrate commitment and motivation to study the course

If you meet the entry requirements and no additional information is required, we will make you an offer, which will be communicated to you via UCAS Track.

If you don’t meet the standard entry requirements but we can see potential in your application, we may ask you to submit a piece of written work or attend interview with a course tutor. Some of our courses also use additional selection methods such as auditions or portfolios.


Applying to UCW

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Deferred entry

If you want to apply for deferred entry then apply as normal via UCAS and tick the box for deferred entry; if you have already applied and would like to defer to next year then please get in touch with us and the decision will then appear on your UCAS Track account.

Applying for part-time courses, and progression to an Honours top-up if you are currently completing a Foundation Degree at UCW

1. Fill in a direct entry application form and return it to us. You will be applying to one of our partner universities, so please contact our Higher Education Unit on 01934 411 409 for the correct form.

2. We will tell you when we get your application and may invite you in for a course guidance interview with a tutor.

3. If successful, we will make you an offer of a place before your chosen course is due to start in September.

Remember to complete a funding form PTG1 application for funding for part-time courses www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance


Accreditation of prior learning

If you have previously studied a related course at university or have extensive related employment, you may be able to get exemption from parts of your chosen course by accreditation of prior learning. You will need to provide sufficient and appropriate evidence. Please see Appendix 3 of the HE Admissions Policy and Procedures for further details.


Getting help with your application

Please have a look through our UCAS Apply and Personal Statement guidance leaflets before completing your application to make sure your application is as strong as it can be. If you need any further assistance with your application, just give us a ring.

Download our guide to applying through UCAS here.

Download our Personal Statement guidance here.


What happens if you are offered a place?

If you are offered a place on a degree course with us, here’s what you can expect to happen:

1. You will be invited to attend an orientation day and meet some of the lecturing team and current students.

2. We will contact you in the spring term to remind you to apply for student finance, which usually opens in February. We will also let you know about some of the things students on your chosen course have been up to.

3. We will send information and booking forms for student accommodation in the summer term, along with Freshers’ Week information. We will confirm accommodation allocations in August after all results are confirmed.

4. You will receive confirmation of your place along with start of term information by the end of August.