Undergraduate programmes

How to apply for entry

1 UCAS applications

For entry to all years of full-time and sandwich first degrees (including foundation years) and Foundation Degrees you must apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The Institution code for UWE Bristol is B80; the Institution name is BUWE. Our course codes can be found in the course descriptions. Please note that courses taught at our Associated Colleges include a campus code which can be found on the UCAS site.

From the academic cycle 2014/15 onwards, applications to courses taught at Hartpury College in Gloucester are being managed by the college directly. Full-time undergraduate applications must be made via UCAS under their Institution code H22, whilst part-time and postgraduate applications are processed by the college direct. Please visit Hartpury's site for further information and advice.

PLEASE NOTE:We will consider applications received after the UCAS deadline of the 15th January for any programme which still has vacancies.

2 University applications

Applications for all part-time undergraduate programmes are made direct to the University. Application forms are available from Admissions and International Development.

Programmes subject to approval

If the course you wish to study is marked “*subject to UWE approval”, it means that it is in the process of being approved by the University. If you are interested in one of these courses, you should apply in the usual way, and the University will keep you informed of the latest developments.

A year out - the gap year

We welcome applications for most programmes from applicants who wish to take a gap year. If you decide after you have applied that you wish to defer, please contact Admissions and International Development. Most Faculties are willing to hold open for one year any offer of a place which has been accepted.

What happens to your application?

Upon receipt of your application at UWE, we will give you access to your own personal UWE Welcome website which is designed to help you manage all aspects of your application and entry to UWE.  You will also be able to view a record of the communications we send you and keep up-to-date with what is going on at UWE.

UCAS or the University will acknowledge receipt of your application within seven days. UCAS send on your details to the University, and UWE then carefully considers your application. We will normally be able to notify you (and UCAS) of our decision within 14 days, unless we require you to attend an interview, or we need further information.

You will have an opportunity through our programme of Open Days to visit UWE and meet staff and students.
For more information about the application process, please refer to our Undergraduate Study Guide

Equal opportunities

The University is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities for all. We consider each application on the basis of the applicant's suitability for the proposed programme of study, at the same time acknowledging the statutory and professional requirements of some programmes. We are keen to encourage applicants from a wide range of academic and social backgrounds to take up the opportunity of studying at the University.  We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of students and enables them to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University. To do this we will be proactive about ensuring people are treated fairly regardless of age, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation.


Admission as a student means that you agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of the University. At registration you will be sent an e-mail asking that you confirm that have read these.

Admissions and International Development

Admissions and International Development deals with enquiries and applications for all programmes. Contact us by:

  • telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83333
  • fax: +44 (0)117 32 82810
  • e-mail : admissions@uwe.ac.uk
  • letter: Admissions and International Development, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK

Page last updated 11 April 2014

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