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Application process

Application process

A step-by-step approach

If you’re thinking about enrolling on one of our online, part-time courses, our outline of the application process can help you get prepared. 

Watch the video or check out the application steps below to ensure you're ready to submit the most effective application:

Application steps

Contact our Course Advisers

Our Course Advisers hold in-depth knowledge about every stage of the application process. They’ll provide the clarity you need when deciding on a course or a specific payment plan, and can offer useful suggestions about putting together your application. You can contact our Course Advisers by phoning +44 (0)1772 925 931 or emailing 

Research your course

It’s important you feel confident that you’ve found the right programme for your needs. Speak with our Course Adviser Team, read through our course pages, and give yourself time to consider how your studies might fit into your life.

Check out entry requirements

Each degree programme’s entry requirements can be found on their course page. However, we’d love to hear from you even if your qualifications differ from those we have listed – after all, experience can be gained in a variety of different ways.

Meet the English Language Requirements

If you don’t speak English as a first language, you’ll need to offer evidence of your proficiency with the language. Visit our English Entry Requirements page for a full list of the different language tests we accept.

Gather all necessary documents

Depending on your course, you may need to submit two references as well as scanned copies of your academic qualifications. Please keep in mind that you’ll also need to include certified translations if they aren’t written in English.

Write your personal statement

One of the most important parts of your application, your personal statement is where you get to highlight your capabilities and showcase why you’d be a great choice for the course. 

Complete our application form

To submit your references, personal statement and other details, you will need to complete our application form via our online application portal. You can find more information on how to do this on our Apply now page. Applications are open for both UK and international students for September 2024. 

Submit your application

Once you’re happy with your application, all that’s left to do is submit it to the Admissions Team via our online application portal. They’ll go over your details and you can typically expect to receive a decision within 10 working days.

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Sophie Liebe-Kreutzner

Hear from a student

“From the beginning it’s been clear that UCLan has a really effective system for supporting online students.”


- Sophie Liebe-Kreutzner, MSc in Human Resource Management

Have questions?  

We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch to discuss your course of interest and ask any questions about studying.