How to apply

Apply online at www.ucas.com, the website for UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

For some courses, you need to request an application form directly from the Academic Unit. These include:

If you are in any doubt about how you should apply, please check the relevant course pages for details. You will also find detailed course information in your prospectus.

When should I apply?

You should apply between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014 if you are from the UK or EU. If you are an international (non-EU) student you can apply from 1 September 2013 until 30 June 2014. These dates apply for all courses apart from Medicine, for which the closing date is 15 October 2013.

What happens next?

UCAS will send you an acknowledgement and forward your application to us. You will also receive an acknowledgement email from us to let you know that your application has been received and is being processed. The Admissions Tutor and others in the Academic Unit you have chosen will consider your application carefully. You will hear back from us in two to six weeks depending on your programme of study.

Some programmes may require you to attend a selection or interview session before making you an offer. You will be provided with details following your application. You can also see the Visit and Open Days section of your Academic Unit website for more information on what to expect.

What about interviews?

Some Academic Units interview most applicants as part of the selection process, some interview only a few, and others don't interview at all. Whatever the subject, if you are offered a place, you will be invited to visit us before you make your final decision.

If the selection process for your course does not include an interview, then your personal statement will be even more important.

What if I take a gap year?

Applications for deferred entry will be considered in the normal way, but for entry in 2015 the conditions of any offer must be met in the summer of 2014.

Who to contact with queries

If you have any queries about the application process, please visit the Admissions contact page.

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