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Undergraduate Students

How to apply?

Applications for BSc and BA undergraduate degrees at Leeds Trinity University are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS no longer offers a paper application facility and all applicants are asked to apply online. Nearly all schools and colleges offer the facilities for applying online through the UCAS website using Apply

If you have any queries about using Apply please contact UCAS on 0870 1122211. Apply may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas.

Applications for part-time study, Professional Practice degrees and Foundation degrees should be made directly to Leeds Trinity University (not via UCAS)

You can download the application form below. If you have any questions relating to the application form please contact Admissions on 0113 2837123 or

Application Form for Undergraduate Study

What happens next?

For all direct applications please submit your fully completed application form plus reference(s) via email (or via post) to Leeds Trinity University as detailed above.

On receipt of your application, the Admissions Team will acknowledge receipt of your application via email. Your application form will be processed in the Admissions Office and we aim to make decisions within 14 days of receipt.

Failure to fully complete the application form or to enclose the required references will delay the processing of your application.

If you have any queries about the status or your application or the application process please contact the Admissions Team on 0113 2837123 or email 

You can find a copy of the Leeds Trinity University Admissions Policy here:

Admissions Policy

You can find a copy of the applicant feedback policy here:

Applicant Feedback and Complaints Procedure Feb 2013.docApplicant Feedback and Complaints Procedure.doc


When to apply?

UCAS can start receiving applications for September entry during the previous September and the closing date is mid January. You will give yourself the best possible chance if you apply as early as possible once you have decided on your course and institution.

UCAS does accept that some applicants will need to apply later (especially from outside the UK in which case the closing date is the end of June). UK late applications are processed by UCAS up to the end of June and we will continue to consider them where possible.

Forms received by UCAS after the end of June will be held for Clearing.


Can I defer my entry?

You are entitled to defer entry if you want to take a gap year before starting university. You can declare your intention to defer from the outset. It will have no effect on the selection process and your application will be judged in the usual way.

If you decide to defer after we receive your application you will need to make a written request direct to the Admissions office or email We are usually able to accommodate these requests.


How do you decide to choose us?

Pre-application Open Days

Before you make us a choice on your form, come and see that we're right for you…


Our selection process

We use various criteria including:

  • your personal statement
  • your academic reference and predicted grades
  • your existing qualifications
  • your experience and skills
  • your career ambitions

For Primary Education, Journalism and 2 year accelerated Sports courses, selection will involve a group interview and written tasks.

Interviews and Applicant days

On receipt of your UCAS form, we will contact you. Some subject areas will want to interview you before offering you a place. Interviews are informal, often involving small group discussions. More often, however, departments will make you an offer based solely on the information provided on your UCAS form.

Please note that if offers are subject to interview for your chosen area of study, attendance to interview is mandatory.

All successful applicants for non-interviewing courses will be invited to come to an applicant day. These visits give you an opportunity to look around the campus and find out more information about the course before making your final decision.

A visit will involve:

  • interview or activity (for some courses only)
  • subject study presentations
  • campus tour



What qualifications will you need?

When you apply to Leeds Trinity what matters most is your aspiration, motivation and passion to learn and we are committed to nurturing and supporting you to find your way. We welcome students with a range of qualifications and we personalise our entry offer to you.  We treat every application we receive individually and value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate degrees  the entry requirements are listed under each course in our course search as a UCAS tariff score plus additional information regarding GCSE requirements. 

Please contact Admissions on 0113 283 7123 or email for more details.




Mature students

If you gained qualifications a number of years ago which may now be outdated or which have no relevance to the subject you want to study at degree level, then you may be offered an alternative entry assessment paper. This paper is set by individual departments at Leeds Trinity University and usually consists of an essay style question or series of questions. It is not an examination.

Details will be sent to you when we receive your acceptance of an offer.

Please note that this Entry Paper is set only in some circumstances, we normally require all students (regardless of age) to meet our normal entry requirements.


Recognition of prior learning

We recognise that some students may have previous certification or experience, which makes them suitable for entry onto a course, or exemption from modules or part of a course.

Leeds Trinity University has procedures for the accreditation of prior and experiential learning. This means that you can gain credit for prior learning, enabling you to gain entry onto a course, or ‘advanced standing’ within a course.

Please refer to the RPCL guidance if you are applying with ‘credit’ and RPEL if you are applying with ‘experience’.


Recognition of Prior Learning guidance - for students applying with "experience" 

Recognition of Prior Learning guidance - for students applying with "credit"


Part-time study

Many of our undergraduate programmes can be studied on a part-time basis.

As a part-time student you take fewer classes each year but study for your degree over a longer period. You still receive the same high level of teaching and support as if you studied full-time. Part-time students study a minimum of 20 credits (equivalent to one module) and a maximum of 60 credits (three modules) in each year. As a guide, 20 credits equates to approximately two hours of taught study per week during term time.

Applications for part-time study should be made directly to Leeds Trinity (not via UCAS). Please see How To Apply for further details.

N.B BA Primary Education courses are only offered on a full time basis.


Tips for Applicants

  • Make sure all your qualifications are clear on your application form
  • Include all qualifications, even if you have failed them
  • Don't forget to include any exams you are retaking as we may need to know this
  • Put down any GCSE equivalent qualifications e.g. Functional Skills in Communication/Numeracy - these must be at level 2/3 to be equivalent.
  • If you are unsure of the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Admissions Team for advice on 0113 2837123 or




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