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How to apply

Important update to the 2021 UCAS deadline: The UCAS deadline has been extended. You now have until 29 January to apply.

Most courses require you to apply through UCAS, but it will depend on your course. To find out about your course of interest use our course search, all the information about the course and how to apply can be found on the course pages.

We look at each application on an individual basis. The typical offers listed on the course pages are a guide and your offer may vary from that.

We like to look at your personal statement, your predicted grades, your reference (your interview, if appropriate) and, of course, your qualifications before deciding what offer to make to you.

For tips and advice on writing your personal statement, see our personal statement guide.

Please see our Admissions Policy for more information. 

Full time undergraduate courses

If you have applied for an undergraduate course in September and have a conditional offer, please see our statement from the Admissions team

Applicants for full time degree and foundation degrees should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) website.

Personal Statement

All applicants are required to write a personal statement and submit this with their application. Your personal statement should contain information about yourself, why you want to study the chosen subject(s), details of any related experience etc. Above all it should show the admissions tutor your enthusiasm and interest in the subject. Remember that the Admissions Tutor will have to read many personal statements therefore you should try to make your statement interesting and descriptive.

Part Time Undergraduate Courses

Apply directly to the University by completing our online application form

PGCE Courses

Applicants for PGCE courses should apply through UCAS Teacher Training.

Find out more about applying to teacher training degrees on the UCAS website.

Personal Statements

All PGCE applicants are required to write a personal statement and submit this with their application via UCAS Teacher Training. Your personal statement should include information about yourself, why you want to teach, what sparked your passion and details of any related teaching experience. Take a look at some helpful personal statement tips from UCAS and the Government website.


Apply directly to us by using our online application form and completing and returning a reference form.

Applications to the following courses must be made in conjunction with guidance notes. Please contact the Admissions team for these notes.

  • MA Education
  • Certificate in Professional Development
  • MA Creative Writing
  • Postgraduate Dance courses


Find out about applying for postgraduate research.

International Applicants

For further advice for international applicants please have a look at our International pages.


You should submit the following documents with your application form:

  • Copies of all certificates/results (required for qualifications (taken at age 16+) declared on the application form)
  • Reference - Academic/Professional 
  • A personal statement 
  • If you do not include all of the necessary documents, this could result in a delay in processing your application

Reference – Academic/Professional

One academic / professional reference is required for undergraduate courses. 

For postgraduate applications, you will be advised, after you have applied, if a reference is required. The type of reference required may vary (e.g. professional or academic), depending on the course applied for.

If you have any additional queries about applying or your application please email