Applying through UCAS

step-by-step guide

There are so many options available when choosing the right course for you. Once you’ve settled on what you’d like to study, it’s time to start your UCAS application! Just click the button on your Leeds Beckett course page and you’ll be taken to the UCAS website to begin. You can apply between 5 September and 31 January.

For ALL applications you will need our institution code which is: L27.

If you’d like to study part-time, there’s no need to complete a UCAS application. Instead, please apply directly to Leeds Beckett.

1. Personal details

Log on to UCAS to register for an account. You only need to register once. Then, you can fill out your personal details such as your name, age and email address.

Tip: Add your email address - UCAS will be able to let you know whenever your application is updated online.

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2. Choose your five courses

You don’t need to order these in terms of preference, and the universities you have chosen won’t see where else you’ve applied to.

Tip: Applying for deferred entry? Make sure you’ve checked that your chosen university accepts deferred entry applications for the course you’re interested in.

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3. Enter your education history

You must enter all of your qualifications, whether you have the result or you’re still awaiting exams and results.

4. Enter your employment history

This includes any paid job whether full-time or part-time.

Tip: Save the details of any unpaid or voluntary work for your personal statement.

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5. Your personal statement

This is your chance to stand out from the crowd, to show universities why you want to study the course and why they should pick you. We've put together our guide to writing a personal statement to help you get started. Don’t worry if you can’t complete the form in one go – you can always save it and revisit it later.

Tip: If you draft your statement in Word first you can spell check it before you copy it to your application. Attention to details like this can make a difference.

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6. Check it

Look back at all of the information you have provided and make any necessary changes. Once you have marked all of the sections as complete you’ll be able to read and agree to the declaration.

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7. Get a reference

This is a written recommendation from a teacher, adviser or professional who knows you academically.

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8. Make your payment

The fee for applying through UCAS is £27.00 for multiple choices, or £22.50 if you’ve got your heart set on just one choice.

Tip: Late applications submitted after 30th June 2024 have a fee of £27 and you will automatically be entered into Clearing.


9. Hit submit

Submit your application to UCAS and await your offers. It’s as simple as that.

Good luck!

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  1. Did you know?

    You can give a parent, guardian or adviser nominated access if you’d like them to be able to speak to UCAS on your behalf.

    For more information and to find out the deadline date for your application visit the UCAS website.

  2. After you apply

    Now you’ve completed your application. What’s next?

    We’ve compiled a handy list of the key stages in the application process for you, including attending your Applicant Day, applying for accommodation and financing your studies.

  3. UCAS Extra

    Extra is open between 28 February and 4 July. You apply through UCAS and can apply to one course at a time.

    Find out more and apply through UCAS Extra.

  4. Any questions?

    If you're still unsure about any aspect of the application process you can give our Admissions team a call on 0113 812 3113. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have.