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How to Apply

How to apply

Once you have chosen your course and checked the entry requirements which you can find on the relevant course page, you can apply online through UCAS. The UCAS admissions process is explained in six simple steps here.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications, so if you are currently attending school or college in the UK, you can apply online through your institution and your tutors will be able to guide you through the application process.

Please ensure your UCAS form is complete before submitting it. Check that you have filled in your personal statement and that your tutor has filled in the reference and your predicted grades. This is important, as without these your application may be held up.

You may like to come to one of our Open Days before applying to help you make up your mind and to get all of your questions answered. If you are unsure about any aspect of the application process please contact the Admissions Officer who will be able to advise you.

Independent applicants in the UK

If you are a UK applicant who is not currently attending school or college, you can apply online independently via the UCAS website.

Part-time study

All programmes offered by the School can be studied on a part-time basis, usually taking around 60 credits per year over a period of 5-6 years.  Applicants are advised that they must adhere to timetables which have been arranged for full-time students; it is unfortunately not currently possible to offer our programmes on a day-release basis. 

It is recommended that you contact the School of Geography admissions office in the first instance if you would like to discuss part-time attendance or any programme specifics. 

You can also access general information about what support is available for part-time applicants; pre-entry advice, guidance and preparatory programmes for adults such as developing academic skills before entry, by visiting the University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre or contact them at: lifelonglearning(at),  0113 343 3212.

Applications for part-time undergraduate study should be made directly to the University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre rather than through UCAS. 

The admissions process explained - For applicants, parents & guardians

We appreciate that choosing a course and a place to study can be a daunting experience and how important it is to make the right choice. The best way to ensure this is to attend one of our open days where you can meet both our staff and students and get a real feel for the place, learn more about how you will study and the wealth of opportunities available to you if you choose Leeds.

  • Applications for all undergraduate degree courses are submitted through UCAS. UCAS provides additional information specifically for parents.
  • For students with a disability or special learning needs, you will find it useful to look at information and advice provided by the University's Disability Service.
  • Once you have been offered a place by the School of Geography you and your parents will be invited to an open day. Once students have accepted a place at Leeds, they should apply for accommodation. Leeds offers a wide range of accommodation, both catered and self-catering.
  • Find out about the financial support that is available to you here.
  • It is best to ensure that you are in the country on A Level results day; if you do not quite achieve the required grades then please contact our admissions staff to discuss your options. You may still be offered a place on the course you applied for, depending on your exam performance, and availability of places after the results have been received. Alternatively, you may be offered a place on a different course. If we are unable to offer you a place at Leeds, you may still be able to find a suitable course through the UCAS Clearing system.
  • If you are successful the University will send you a letter in August confirming your place and giving details of the University Induction Week. In early September you will be sent a 'Welcome Pack' which will tell you everything that you need to know about arriving, living, registering and studying here at Leeds.