How to apply

If you are a UK or EU student, applying for a full-time or part-time postgraduate course, you can apply directly to us.

Applications for MSc Social Work, PGDip Nursing (Adult) and PGDip Nursing (Mental Health) should all be applied for via the UCAS website.

Further information regarding the application process can be found on our website.

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.

For our postgraduate courses, typically there are no deadlines for applications, however we do recommend applying sooner rather than later. Some courses require interviews, so please apply early.

For applications made via UCAS, the deadline for submission is 15 January.

As many of our qualifications are professionally based, we review your qualifications and work experience in order to determine your suitability.

Once an application has been received, the Admissions Team will refer your form to the course leader.

For some of our courses you are required to attend an interview, but where possible course teams will contact you via email or phone to discuss your information. The decisions are then forwarded to the Admissions Team and your details are updated on the system accordingly.

Updates are communicated through email so please ensure these details are correct on your form.

If you have made an application via UCAS, any updates regarding your application will be visible on your UCAS Track.


We will let you know by email once your application has been received and if we need any further information.

Details regarding the start of your course, including joining instructions, will be emailed to you nearer to the start date.

You will be able to check the conditions of your offer by emailing or calling 0330 123 2023. You will also be sent an offer letter which will state the conditions.

All you need to do is reply to the offer stating whether you wish to accept the place. If you have made an application via UCAS, you can respond to your offer via your UCAS Track.

Once you have accepted the offer you will be emailed further details regarding the start of your course near to the start date. If you have chosen not to study with us and are holding a firm offer with us, then you need to tell us via

For some courses it may be possible to transfer or be exempt from certain modules or credits. In order to determine this we would need you to attach your official transcripts of study to the application so we can assess your suitability.

Please send clear copies of your qualifications to where the team can proceed with your application. You will need to provide your name and the course you have applied for in the body of the email.

We review applications on an individual basis so please contact or 0330 123 2023 and we can discuss your options with you.

We ask to see copies of your qualifications as evidence of your education.

If you are a mature student and took your qualifications a few years ago please give us a call. However, if you don’t have copies of your qualification and have taken them recently you may need to contact your exam board. In either case, please contact the Admissions Team for advice.

We are able to defer applicants for certain courses. If you wish to defer please email stating your name and the course you have applied for. We are only able to defer applicants if they are holding an unconditional offer.

We’re here to help, so if you have any other questions regarding your application, please email or call 0330 123 2023.