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Undergraduate students

How to apply for a full-time undergraduate course

Apply via UCAS

Please click on the above link to start your online application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).  

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.

Applicant events

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

Unconditional offer

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.

Conditional offer

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.

A rejection

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.

UCAS Extra

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.

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.

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 and adjustment

If you do not fulfill the entry criteria for your conditional or unconditional choices, you can then enter the Clearing process. During Clearing it is up to the student to contact universities and enquire about course vacancies.

Clearing for September 2016 entry will take place during August 2016 (from 18 August 2016, when the A level results are released.)

If you have not only met but exceeded your conditional firm (CF) choice you now have the opportunity to use the UCAS Adjustment process. Adjustment allows you to potentially reconsider where and what you would like to study.

Find out more information about Clearing & Adjustment, and apply for a place via our Clearing vacancy hotline on 0500 564 565.

If you wish to apply for a part-time undergraduate course, please complete our online application form.