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How do I apply?

All applications for full-time degree courses must be made through UCAS, and the deadline to ensure that your form is given full consideration is 25th January.

Do we accept late applications?

Applications received after the 25th January deadline may be considered if we still have places available (following consideration of all ‘on time’ applications). Please check with the admissions team before you submit an application to UCAS.

What is the UCAS code for the University of Chester?

The UCAS code for the University of Chester is C55.

Can I apply for more than one course at the University?

If you are unsure about which subject you would like to study there is no harm in applying for more than one course at the University. However, if you are interested in studying one of our professional courses (e.g. Teaching or Nursing), it is best to focus your application on that.

What are your entry requirements?

Typically, entry requirements for our combined honours degrees range from 96-112 points and 104-120 points for our single honours degrees.  Please refer to the course pages on our website for individual course entry requirements.

Do you accept a mixed combination of qualifications?

Yes, we consider and accept a mixed combination of qualifications. For example, if you are studying 2 A levels and a BTEC Extended Certificate and applying for a LLB Law degree, then our typical offer would be to achieve grades BC in your A Levels and a Distinction in your BTEC Extended Certificate.

Do you accept A Level General Studies?

Yes, we accept A Level General Studies.

Do you accept A Level Critical Thinking?

Yes, we accept A Level Critical Thinking

Do you accept the Welsh Baccalaureate?

Yes, we accept the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Will you consider/accept 2 A Levels and 2 AS Levels?

This will all depend on your predicted/achieved grades and any special circumstances you may have.

Do you accept points from AS Levels?

Yes, we will typically allow 8 points from AS levels.

Do you interview?

We interview (as part of the selection process) for the following courses:

  • BA QTS Early Years
  • BA QTS Primary
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre Studies (Single Honours only)
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Communication
  • Fine Art (Single Honours only)
  • Graphic Design (Single Honours only)
  • Interior Design
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Midwifery
  • Musical Theatre (University Centre Shrewsbury)
  • Musical Theatre Performance (The Hammond School)
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography (Single Honours only)
  • Popular Music Performance
  • Product Design
  • Social Work

What is the University's policy on deferred entry?

We welcome applications from students who wish to defer their entry to university on all our courses apart from Children's Nursing and Midwifery.

How do I accept my offer?

You will need to accept your offer through UCAS Track. 

If you were made an Unconditional Offer you must send the original certificates of your qualifications (e.g. A Levels, BTEC, Access Diploma etc.) to the admissions office. We will return all original certificates by recorded delivery.

If you have accepted a conditional offer on the basis of your GCE A Levels, BTEC National Diploma or Certificate, CACHE Diploma, OCR National Certificate or Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Access to HE Diploma, Scottish Higher or Irish Higher qualifications, then your examination results will be sent directly to us by UCAS. There will be no need for you to supply us with certificates.

If you are studying on Open College Units, Open University Credits, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, a Foundation course, or any other method of study where results are not forwarded to universities by UCAS, you will have to provide us with certified results as soon as you receive them.

What if I don’t achieve the grades/points of my offer?

If you do not meet all of the conditions set out in your offer, we may still be able to confirm your place with us, but this will depend on how many places we have available, the results you have achieved and any special circumstances.

Are A Levels preferred over BTEC qualifications?

No, we consider a wide range of Level 3 qualifications on an equal basis.

Can I change the course I have applied for?

If we have places available on the course you wish to change to, and you meet the entry requirements, we will consider a request to change the course you are applying for.  We may ask you to supply a new personal statement to reflect the new course you wish to be considered for.

What if I have applied but not received a decision?

All universities have until early May to make decisions on all applications received at UCAS before the 15th January deadline.

Every year, the University of Chester receives a high number of applications.  We understand that it can be stressful waiting to hear the outcome of your application so every effort is made to process applications as quickly as possible. We read each application very carefully to ensure we are making the right offers to the right applicants for the right courses. Therefore, should you decide to study at Chester, you can be assured that we think Chester is the right place for you.

Once we have made a decision, this will be communicated to UCAS; therefore please do check UCAS Track on a regular basis. Please also check your email account regularly in case we need to contact you about your application.

If you have applied for a course that requires an interview or audition, please be aware that Admissions Tutors have to review all applications before shortlisting. We aim to provide candidates with at least two weeks’ notice of an interview / audition and interviews take place up until the end of April.