How to apply

There’s a lot of information to take in when applying to university, but we’re here to guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible. If there’s anything you’re not sure about or you have any questions, please contact us on 0330 123 2023.

1. Register to apply

If you are a UK or EU applicant and want to apply for one of our part-time undergraduate courses, or a full or part-time postgraduate course, you’ll need to register your details to apply through our online application portal.

If you’re interested in applying for MSc Social Work or PGDip Nursing, you will need to apply through UCAS, and you should therefore follow the instructions listed under the ‘undergraduate’ how to apply section.

If you’re an international applicant, please visit our international section for more information on how to apply.

2. Make your application

Ensure you complete all sections of your application fully. When submitting your application, you will be advised of any additional supporting information we require. This may include:

  • clear copies of your highest qualification, such as your degree. You may also need to provide copies of your English language qualification
  • one written reference from either your employer or previous lecturers
  • a personal statement explaining why you wish to study this course and any relevant experience you may have
  • a clear copy of your passport and visa if applicable
  • a copy of your CV.

You don’t need to complete your application all in one go, so make sure you take your time and complete all sections fully, as if there is information missing your application may be rejected.

3. Submit your application

Once you have submitted your application, this will be sent to our admissions team for review.

Although there aren’t usually formal application deadlines for our postgraduate and professional programmes, it’s important to make sure you respond to any communication from our admissions team promptly. If you don’t, you may find that your application is automatically declined or rejected on your behalf, or that there aren’t any places available on your chosen course.

Find out more about what happens once you’ve submitted your application in our After Applying section.