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How to apply for a foundation, top-up or bachelors degree

For undergraduate degrees, UK applicants need to apply through UCAS, the University and College Admissions Service.

Undergraduate degrees include:

  • Foundation degrees (FdA, FdEng, FdSc)
  • Top-up degrees (BA, BSc, BENG, LLB)
  • Bachelors degrees (BA, BSc, BENG, LLB)

Applications open in September for courses starting in October the following year.

If you are from outside the UK, you can use UCAS or apply direct. To apply direct, email to ask for an application form.

Getting started with UCAS

The first step is to register in the UCAS Hub and start a new application. You can save your application as you go, so you can complete a little bit at a time if you want to.

We recommend reading UCAS's guide to filling in the application form.

Your statement and references

As part of your UCAS application, you'll need to write a personal statement. You might also need to give names and contact details for people who can give you a reference.

If you're not sure where to start, try our guides to writing a good statement and choosing the right referees.

Assessing your application

Our admissions tutors will:

  • check the subjects you're studying
  • check your grades
  • read your personal statement
  • read the references we've received.

Depending on your course and application, we might also:

  • invite you an interview
  • invite you to submit a portfolio.

If you are invited to one of these, we'll send you everything you need to know. But if you'd like to know more now, you can read our guides to preparing for an interview and preparing a portfolio.

Application decision

After assessing your application, we will contact you with a decision. We usually start to make offers from November through to March, depending on when you applied.

What to do next

Find out what to do when you get an offer.


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