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Undergraduate applicant information (UK)

UCAS deadlines

Most undergraduate applications will have been made through UCAS and therefore the following information regarding UCAS deadlines will apply to you. UCAS deadlines do not apply to part time, degree apprenticeship and nursing top-up degree courses where applications will have been made directly to LJMU. For those who have applied or are considering applying directly please contact the relevant faculty admissions team should you have any questions relating to deadlines.

UCAS response deadline

If you have received decisions from all your institutions by 20 May, you must respond by 10 June 2021. We will accept any decisions made up to this deadline, and will not pressurise or incentivise applicants to make decisions any earlier.

UCAS decision making deadline

We are processing applications as quickly as possible. In line with UCAS deadlines, if you submitted an application by the equal consideration deadline of 29 January you will receive a decision by 20 May. Applications submitted between 29 January and 30 June will receive a decision by 13 July 2021.

Deadline for meeting offer conditions

For most courses, the deadline to meet conditions made in your offer is 31 August 2021. We appreciate that some applicants may receive results after this date. In general, outstanding conditions can be satisfied up to the point of enrolment. If you anticipate you may get results after this date or you are concerned about this please contact the relevant admissions team.

If you do not achieve the grades you were hoping to, we may still be able to accept you on the course or offer you an alternative. Your admissions team will be able to help advise on this.

Summer exams 2021

Further to the cancellation of A level and GCSE examinations in summer 2021, we are monitoring communications from the Department for Education and Ofqual in England, and the relevant organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, regarding the awarding of qualifications in Summer 2021. We welcome the commitment from the government to find appropriate alternative arrangements for assessing the ability and potential of students.

For most qualifications, we are expecting students to still receive a final award to be released by the exam boards. We appreciate that the method of assessment and final grade allocations will likely be different to previous years. If you know that your qualification will no longer be awarded (or if your results will be delayed beyond the end of August), please contact our admissions teams so that we can advise further.

A level and GCSE results

Dates have been set for students to receive A level results on 10 August and GCSE results on 12 August.

Interviews and assessments

All interviews and other assessments are currently being conducted online or via telephone in line with government and public health guidance.

Events and visiting LJMU

We normally hold a range of events on campus throughout the year, including open days, applicant days and campus tours. Whilst current restrictions are in place we have been offering these activities virtually. You can view campus tours, listen to subject talks from academics, find out more about accommodation and much more at our live and on demand events. Applicants receive invitations to virtual applicant day events, where you can meet others on your course and talk to staff online. We look forward to welcoming visitors on campus again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Teaching in September 2021

We hope that teaching will be mainly face to face, on campus, though we will continue to follow government guidance relating to this. Many students have enjoyed aspects of the online learning experience and expressed that they would like to continue some of their learning in this way, even when government restrictions are lifted. We have taken this feedback on board and are considering offering a small amount of online teaching as part of degree courses where this is appropriate and enhances the student learning experience. This would be alongside traditional face to face teaching on campus, including lectures, seminars and group work. Find out more about the positive student experience of online learning in our short video and article.

Contacting admissions teams

Admissions teams are currently working remotely therefore the best way to contact teams is by the email address for your faculty/school as listed below.  You can also chat to admissions teams live on the Applicant Site between the office hours of 9am-5pm. If you are unsure which faculty/school the course you applied for or wish to apply for is in, please consult the course page or your email that acknowledges receipt of your application.  

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies:

Faculty of Business and Law:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology:

Faculty of Health:

Faculty of Science:

School of Education:

Provision of information to admissions teams

As we are physically away from the office at the moment, please avoid sending information to us in the post. Wherever possible please scan and email documents rather than mail them to us as we have difficulty accessing post at this time and it is delayed in reaching us. Alternatively, you can upload your documents directly to the admissions team. Please contact your admissions team who can arrange a personalised upload link for you.

Joining our community

We want you to feel part of our community and offer a range of ways for you to connect with us and current students. You can also access information via our applicant area and meet others from your course or halls on campus connect.

Extenuating circumstances

We expect schools, exam boards and government policy to take into account the significant disruption to education in 2020 and 2021 when awarding grades in 2021. This means that we do not require applicants to submit individual mitigating circumstances relating to this.


It may be possible to defer your course until September 2022. If you wish to defer your course please contact your admissions team to discuss deferral options.

Student finance

Applications for student loans can be submitted from March. Please view our finance pages for further information. If you have a query relating to student finance please contact


If you are joining us in September 2021, you can request accommodation using the form available on the applicant area.