How to apply for an undergraduate course

We know it's a big decision to apply to university. From choosing your course to submitting your application, we're here to help you every step of the way.

How to choose an undergraduate course

If you have a clear career goal or a strong interest in a particular area, you may already know the course you want to study. If you're uncertain, start by considering your passions and what you enjoy doing.

Need help making your decision? UCAS have some helpful information on how to choose a course. Talk to friends and family, as well as your school or college. Ultimately the choice is down to you.

Undergraduate application process

If you're applying for a full-time course, you'll apply through UCAS.

Apply for a part-time course? You'll use our online application system.

  1. Entry requirements will be different depending on the undergraduate degree you choose. You can find them on our course pages, in our prospectus and on UCAS.

    For some courses you'll need a specific grades, and you may need to have these grades in certain subjects.

    You'll need three A Level qualifications or equivalent for many courses. For all courses you'll need good GCSE grades and most of our courses need a pass in GCSE Maths and English.

    T Levels

    Are you currently studying T Levels and thinking about what to do at the end of your course? UCAS have published tariff points for T Levels to help you progress to university. We'll be accepting T Levels based on the tariff points allocated by UCAS and other course level requirements specified.

  2. Whether you're applying for a full-time or part-time undergraduate course, you'll need to write a personal statement. 

    Many courses are competitive, so showing your enthusiasm about the course you've applied for is important. It can be hard to know where to begin. Discover our top tips and advice on writing your personal statement.

  3. What is a reference?

    A reference is a written endorsement provided by an academic teacher, advisor, or professional. They should be familiar with your educational background.


    UCAS reference

    If you're applying through UCAS you will need to submit a reference. The process for getting a reference for your application varies. It will depend whether you're applying independently or through a school, college, or a UCAS-registered centre.

    Find out more on UCAS.


    References for a part-time application

    You'll be able to submit your reference in the supporting information section of the online application form. If you're having any difficulty getting a reference, please contact our Admissions Team.

  4. Full-time undergraduate

    If you want to study a full-time undergraduate degree, you'll need to apply through UCAS. You can apply any time form early September for the following year.

    Visit UCAS below, click on 'apply' and register for your account. You'll need our institution code which is CLANC 30 to hand. The UCAS website provides helpful hints and videos along the way to help you with your application.

    If you have any issues with UCAS, please contact the Admissions Team by email.

    Part-time undergraduate

    If you’re looking to study your undergraduate degree part-time, you can apply directly to us via our online application portal.

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Key dates for your diary 

If you're applying through UCAS there are key dates that might apply to you throughout the year. These will be different depending on when you apply, what courses you've chosen and your final results.

UCAS opens and you can start your application for university entry the following September. Take your time and ask for help from your school or college. You need a good personal statement to make your application stand out.

Contextual admissions

We take into account additional information about your background that might have impacted your education. If you're eligible, you could be accepted on a reduced entry tariff.

Find out more about contextual admissions

Need help with your personal statement?

Join our personal statement live chat session on Thursday 7 December.

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What happens next?

Next steps for your undergraduate application

We're looking forward to welcoming you at UCLan. With your application submitted you might be wondering what comes next. We have a step by step guide to help you through the process.

Parents and carers guide to university

From applications to accommodation, help your child take the next step as a university student with our comprehensive parents and carers guide to university.

Bursaries and scholarships

We believe that opportunity creates success, and that’s why we offer a range of attractive bursaries, scholarships, funds and discounts to our prospective students to give them a helping hand along the way.