Advice for your application

There are different ways to apply to us depending on your course and level of study. To take the stress out of your application, we've put together some advice for undergraduate and postgraduate taught applications.

If you're looking to study a full-time undergraduate course and you're from the UK, you'll need to apply online via UCAS. Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 on 31 January 2024. Part-time, postgraduate and international students can apply online direct to us. You will find full information on the 'How to apply' tab on each course page.

The ultimate guide to personal statements

Not sure how to write your personal statement? Download your free guide which includes real examples from our students.

  • Application checklist

    Take a look over our handy checklist to make sure you've got everything covered before hitting 'send'.

  • Expert top tips: how to write a winning personal statement

    Who better to give you advice than the people who will be reading your application? Our experts share their tips.

  • Do's and dont's for writing personal statements

    Need some inspiration to help you put pen to paper? These tips should help.

  • What to include in your personal statement

    Don't know where to start? We give you four key areas to cover.

  • How to use the ABC method

    Using the ABC method to structure your examples will help you demonstrate why you’re the perfect person for your chosen course.

  • How to start your personal statement

    Six top tips to help you get started and nail your university application.

  • How to write a personal statement: your top questions answered

    All of your personal statement questions, answered.

  • Can I get into university with a BTEC?

    A BTEC Level 3 qualification is no different to A Levels when it comes to applying to University.

  • BTEC UCAS tariff points calculator

    Use our BTEC UCAS tariff points calculator to figure out if your BTECs give you the UCAS points you need to apply for a university course.

Scholarships at BCU

We want all our students to achieve their full potential - and we're here to back you every step of the way. With our two scholarship schemes, you could receive extra funding and support to kick start your BCU journey.