Applying for undergraduate study
How to apply for a full-time undergraduate course
If you have applied for the maximum of five courses via UCAS but have been unsuccessful in gaining a place or declined all offers, you will be eligible for UCAS Extra. Please click on the above link to start your online application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Applicants can refer themselves through Extra from the end of February until early July, all applications submitted after this date will be referred to Clearing.
Applications for all full-time undergraduate programmes must be submitted using this online facility. The UCAS website allows applicants to search for suitable courses whilst providing detailed information and support as you complete your application.
What happens next?
Submitting your application form
Your application form, once submitted through UCAS, will be sent to all your university choices for consideration. Once LJMU receives an application we aim to assess your form on its merits as quickly and efficiently as possible.
For some programmes decisions are based entirely on your application form, whilst others will require you to undertake an interview, audition, short assessment test or present a portfolio of work. Details of additional methods of assessment are outlined in our entry criteria - please see the relevant course fact file.
Once an offer has been made we will invite you to a faculty based open day, interview or audition where you will have the opportunity to meet with current staff and students, see our facilities and find out more about student accommodation and finance.
Read more about Applicant Days - please note, only applicants will be able to login to this area.
The offer process
You will be made an unconditional offer if you satisfy the entrance criteria at the point of application e.g. you are a mature student or already have all your qualifications.
A conditional offer will be made if you have not sat for your examinations at the point of application, or are awaiting results; the offer will be based on securing specific grades or other criteria.
A changed course offer
If we have considered your application and think an alternative programme would be more suitable, we will contact you with an unconditional or conditional offer for a different course. You do not have to accept this offer.
If we have read through your application and are unable to make you an offer, we will unfortunately have to reject your application.
Making your firm and insurance choices
Once you have received decisions back from all your UCAS university choices, you will be asked to select two universities to make your firm (first) choice and insurance (second) choice. You must decline all other universities who have made you an offer as applicants are permitted to have just two choices at this stage.
Receiving your results
If you meet the conditions of your firm choice (CF) you will automatically be accepted onto the course. If you do not meet the conditions of your offer, you may still be offered a place on your original choice or be offered an alternative programme - which you are free to accept or decline. If we reject your application upon receipt of your examination results you will be referred to your insurance choice (IF).
Clearing officially starts on the 5 July, however the 17 August is when most applicants will receive their results and is the main event during Clearing. This is when universities will make known their course vacancies and entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please see our Clearing hub for more information.
Undergraduate applications for 2024/25 entry have not yet opened. Applications open 16 May 2023 and must be submitted by 31 January 2024 to meet the equal consideration deadline.