The first step for all applicants is to decide on the course you would like to study. After all, you鈥檒l be spending three years or more doing it. 麻豆原创 provides detail on each degree programme, taking an in-depth look at entry requirements, modules and career prospects. Make sure to look at each degree page to find out which of our campuses your chosen course is available at.

All applications to full-time undergraduate programmes at 麻豆原创 are made through the听听application system using the UCAS codes that can be found here.

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When you first apply through UCAS you are generally given up to five choices to use initially and you are free to use these choices however you wish. Some applicants like to apply to one course at a number of different institutions and decide where in the country they may like to live, others have already decided they would like to study at 麻豆原创 and apply for a number of different courses with us.

It is important that whatever you choose to do, your decision is well informed and carefully considered. You should make an effort to investigate and research all of the subjects and institutions you are interested in by visiting the campuses and faculties, meeting academics and asking questions about the opportunities and employability that the subjects, courses and institutions can offer. Once you have made your first five choices on UCAS you only have 14 days to change your mind, so it鈥檚 important that you do not waste any of your choices.

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Applications must always be done through the UCAS website. The single application fee will no longer be available so the fee for all 2024 undergraduate applications will be 拢27.50.

The UCAS application allows you to upload a list of your current qualifications as well as any you will be sitting prior to enrolment, you can also upload a personal statement and have a reference written for you to support your application. It鈥檚 important that you fill in this form in full, leaving no information out and with a full personal statement and appropriate reference. This one form will be sent to every course and institution you apply for and is often the most important first impression that you make with an institution.

UCAS Hub and key dates

UCAS set key dates and deadlines throughout the year which applicants and institutions must meet in order to ensure that your application is not left open and in limbo for too long. It鈥檚 important that you keep a close eye on UCAS and your emails as sometimes you will have a deadline to respond that could lead to you losing your offers if you miss it.

January 31st听鈥撎entry equal consideration deadline for all UCAS Undergraduate applications.

February 28th - opens. If you have used all five choices and are not holding an offer, you can add another via UCAS Extra.

June 30th - Last date for receipt of applications with choices. Applications after this are automatically entered into clearing.

July 4th - UCAS Extra closes.

July 5th - Clearing opens.


Clearing was traditionally the process used by higher education institutions to fill any spaces they have left on their degree programmes through UCAS. Institutions would list all available courses through UCAS and applicants who had not met their grades at other institutions could seek out an available place elsewhere. However, the process is increasingly used by prospective students as a way of assessing their options at a later stage in the decision-making process, and factoring in any new developments or changes.

The clearing process was incredibly supportive and helpful; any questions I had were answered straight away.

Sarah MakkiBA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student

More recently however it has become more about making sure that the applicant is on the most suitable course. Whether you are currently holding no offers or just no longer sure about your original firm choice, it鈥檚 a great way for you to find a course that suits you the best at an institution that would suit your needs.

Clearing opens in July and runs through to September, although the busiest period is the week following A Level results being released in August, particularly the Thursday when students and schools find out their results. If you already have your exam results by July, you can use clearing to find a place before the process becomes busy in August. 麻豆原创 will have dedicated phone lines open all through the year to help you find the right course and advise you on the correct process to apply to us.

Application FAQs
How do I apply for 麻豆原创?

UK, EU and overseas students have to apply via UCAS.

What is UCAS and how do I register?

UCAS is the online application process to apply to all UK higher education institutions. Go to to access the apply system; click register/log in to apply to start your application.

Can I send off a second application via UCAS?

No. You can only send off one application to UCAS per cycle. However, if they have used less than the maximum of five higher education institution choices, they can add more choices via UCAS Track, depending on the status of their application.

Can I reapply if I already have a deferred place?

If you are holding a deferred place elsewhere you will need to be released from that institution on UCAS before you can reapply to study with us.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible听so that we can offer you personalised advice on how to go about applying to us.

Can I apply if I already attend a higher education institution?

Yes, although you will have to complete a new application form as a previous application cannot be used. You are advised that you must discuss your application with 麻豆原创 before taking any action. Please contact admissions听for more information.

Are applicants able to defer their application?

麻豆原创 will allow applicants to defer their entry for one year, as they recognise the value of taking a gap year. However, it鈥檚 a good idea to check before applying. When applicants are completing the UCAS application form, they should talk about why they are intending to take a gap year, what they will do and what they hope to gain from it. This will lend support to their application by providing valid reasons for deferring entry.

Do I have to pay for my UCAS application?

The single application fee will no longer be available so the fee for all 2024 undergraduate applications will be 拢27.50.

What information do I need before completing the UCAS form?
  • Personal details
  • Course choices and UCAS codes
  • Names of schools/colleges and dates attended
  • Qualifications, results and examining bodies
  • Names and addresses of any employers
Do I have to fill it out all at once?

No. you can log in and out of the UCAS Apply section, amending details each time they do so. There is no time limit for completing the application once started, but the applicant must remain aware of the deadlines. Please note: As soon as you have sent off your application to UCAS, you can no longer amend it.

Can I apply to more than one course for one higher education institution?

Yes. You can apply for multiple courses at each higher education institution.

How do I enter my qualifications?

The UCAS Apply system has a detailed explanation on how to fill out the qualifications section of the form, as well as other advice elsewhere on the site. You should enter your qualifications as they appear on the exam certificates 鈥 you should not put in the UK equivalent. Also, you don鈥檛 need to send original exam certificates or any other papers to UCAS.

Who should write the reference?

Applicants should make sure the referee is someone who is in an official capacity and knows them quite well, so that they can write about their suitability for an undergraduate degree. This person may be a tutor, employer, supervisor, or someone else who meets the guidelines mentioned above. Applicants should not get a family member, friend, or partner to write the reference. If they do, the whole application will be cancelled by UCAS.

I have applied via UCAS what happens now?

UCAS will process the application and if they need to query anything, they will get in touch with you for more information. The application will then be sent to the relevant higher education institutions for them to consider and you should receive a welcome letter from UCAS.

What is UCAS Extra?

UCAS Extra begins at the end of February and runs until early July. If an applicant has applied for five courses on their UCAS application and didn鈥檛 manage to secure any offers, or turned down all of the ones received, they have a second chance to apply for a place.

I鈥檓 an international student, how do I apply directly to 麻豆原创?

Please contact听 if you are unsure whether you can study in the UK. You will still need to submit a UCAS application.

What will I need to apply directly as an international student?
  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Reference
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copies of any previous UK visas
  • Copies of your highest qualification do date
  • Copy of English Language results (if applicable)
When is the final application deadline?

We advise applicants to submit their application to UCAS prior to the 鈥楨qual consideration鈥 deadline on 31st January.听However we also accept applications during UCAS Extra and Clearing.

If an applicant is unable to send their application in time we advise them to contact our admissions team to check availability.

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