Applying to university is an exciting time with lots to think about. With this in mind, we have created these steps as a guide to simplify the process.
Step 1: Key dates and deadlines
Starting in September 2023
6 September 2022:
From this date, you can submit your applications to UCAS for 2023 entry.
15 October 2022 - Medicine courses:
All applications to medicine courses need to be submitted by 15 October.
If you apply after 15 October, your application will not be considered. For Medicine courses, you also have to complete the University clinical aptitude test (UCAT) before applying.
25 January 2023 - majority of other courses:
This is the 'equal consideration' deadline for most Undergraduate courses.
If you apply after 25 January, we may not be able to consider your application.
30 June 2023 – Final closing date for all new UCAS applications for 2023 entry
If you apply for 2023 entry after this deadline, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.
Step 2: Before you apply
Make sure the course is right for you.
Making sure the course is right for you is essential. Review the course details and don't be afraid to contact the faculty if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.
Entry requirements and qualifications
It is important that you check that your qualifications are accepted and your grades are in line with the course entry requirements. If you are an international student please also advise check the English language requirements before applying.
Step 3: Preparing for your application
When you apply through UCAS, you will be asked for an institution name and number and course code. Having the UCAS information ready will make things quicker:
- course code can be found on the course page under 'Course facts'
- the application fee is £27 if you are applying to more than one university or programme of study
- the fee will be £22.50 if you are just applying to one programme of study at one institution
Step 4: Applying and response times
Submitting an application
All undergraduate applicants, including international students, will need to apply online with UCAS. Once you have applied, UCAS will send you an acknowledgement email and forward your application to us. We will let you know that your application has been received and is being processed.
We aim to process your application within two to six weeks, but this will depend on when you submit it. Applications submitted in January, particularly near to the UCAS equal consideration deadline, might take substantially longer to be processed due to the high volume received at that time.
Step 5: What happens next?
After you apply
You will be sent an invitation to an Applicant Visit Day* either after you apply or if you are made an offer to study, depending on your course and the time of year that you apply. This will allow you to talk to academics and tour the labs, studios and lecture theatres in which you'll be studying.
For some subjects, you may be required to attend an interview. If this is the case, you will be contacted directly by the faculty.