University of Westminster Admissions

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University of Westminster Admissions

Applying for one of our undergraduate courses is simple – just click on the red ‘Apply’ button at the top of the course page.

There are two main ways to look through our courses:

Apply for a full-time course

To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the ‘Apply’ button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to the UCAS  (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website to make your application.

When applying through UCAS, you’ll need our unique UCAS institution code (W50), as well as the UCAS code for the course you want to study. You’ll find this course code on the relevant course page. Please select ‘Main Site’ as the campus code.

There is a fee for making an application, which is payable online or through your school or college. If you’re not at school or college, you  can still apply through UCAS.

Application deadlines

Our undergraduate courses start in September and UCAS accepts applications from 1 September in the year before you want to start your course.

There are no official deadlines for applications. We urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the course starts, particularly if you will require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We will continue to process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

View our academic calendar for more information on year and term dates, exam periods and more.

Apply for a part-time course

To apply for a part-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the ‘Apply’ button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to our application pages.

Our undergraduate courses start in September and many can be studied on a part-time basis. Details on the start dates and attendance options can be found on our course pages.

Minimum entry requirements

Course-specific entry requirements are listed on our course pages.

Our typical minimum entry requirements for most undergraduate courses are:

  • three GCE A Level passes plus two GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
  • two GCE A Level passes plus three GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
  • five passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, of which three are at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
  • four passes in the Scottish or Irish Certificate of Education, all at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
  • a pass in BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or HNC/HND (the distinction/merit/pass profile will be stipulated in the conditions of our offer)
  • a pass in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum number of Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction (passes in English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent may be required)
  • a pass in Foundation course
  • an International or Welsh Baccalaureate

Note: Even if you meet our minimum entry requirements, we cannot guarantee you a place on the course.

For some courses, you’ll need to attend an interview, complete a short assignment or submit a portfolio. Details of these extra requirements are on each course page in the ‘Entry requirements’ section.

Applicants without formal qualifications are welcome to apply. We generally recommend that applicants without formal post-16 qualifications take a one-year access course to prepare for degree-level studies.

If your qualification is not listed, you may still be able to apply for our courses. For more details contact our course enquiries team via the contact details below.

International applicants

For entry requirements, country visits and information on our representatives in your country, visit our country pages.

English language support

If your first language is not English, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each element, or a Westminster-recognised equivalent. For some courses, the minimum IELTS score will be higher, so please check individual course pages.

You do not need to take the test before applying, but before joining the course you will need to have attained one of the minimum test scores, and you may be invited to take one of our pre-sessional English courses.

View our English language requirements.

Recognition for prior learning or experience

If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere or have relevant work experience, you may be able to join a degree course part-way through (advanced entry). If you’d like to request entry part-way through a course, make sure you state this clearly on your UCAS application form.

Students with disabilities

We encourage applications from students with disabilities and consider all applications on academic grounds. If you have a disability that might affect your studies, please indicate this clearly on your application form.

The procedure for admission of disabled applicants is in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and you may be invited for an interview to discuss whether any special arrangements or equipment you need can be provided.

Some courses might be unsuitable for applicants with particular disabilities. If you are applying late, for example through UCAS Clearing, you may be required to defer for a year to allow the University to make reasonable adjustments.

For more information, please visit our Disability Learning Support pages.

Our terms and conditions

While courses are offered as described at the time of going to press (in the case of our prospectus), some revisions may be made, either as a result of academic development or external constraints. There is no guarantee that courses that are undergoing validation will be approved, or that courses will be offered in the exact locations cited. A ‘subject to approval’ notice is included on all course pages where the course is undergoing validation.

Read the University admissions policy.