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How to apply

Learn how to apply for University Centre Peterborough.

Please note the difference between applying full-time and part-time.

Applying to UCP is easy! To apply for a course just follow the three-step process below

1. Choose Your Course

UCP offers a wide range of undergraduate, foundation degrees and bachelors, as well as postgraduate diploma qualifications.

2. Check Your Qualifications

Once you have decided on the course you would like to study, you need to check that you meet the entry requirements.

3. Make an Application

Once you have chosen your degree course you are ready to make an application. Contact us for support during your application.

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On your UCAS application you need to include the institution code for the university to which you wish to apply. The institution code for University Centre Peterborough is P56. Application forms, accompanied by the registration fee, should be returned by UCAS deadlines http://www.ucas.com/apply/key-dates.

Full-time Study

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate bachelor’s course you will need to make an online application through UCAS. Applications to UCAS are made online using their web-based Tracker System via ‘Apply


Applications begin 1st September and the 1st deadline is 15 January in the year before the programme commences, although it is possible to apply later than this if courses still have vacancies. Anyone applying after the 30 June by 18:00 will be automatically entered into ‘Clearing’. Clearing takes place after the publication of the A Level results in August when universities will have a clearer picture of how many offers have been accepted and therefore how many vacancies they may have.


On your UCAS application you need to include the institution code for the university to which you wish to apply. The institution code for University Centre Peterborough is P56. Application forms, accompanied by the registration fee, should be returned by UCAS deadlines http://www.ucas.com/apply/key-dates.

Part-time Study

If you are applying for a part-time course you can download a paper application form below. Please fill out and return to: University Centre Peterborough, Park Crescent Campus, Peterborough, PE1 4DZ or via email to admissions@ucp.ac.uk

UCP Part-Time Direct Application Form
UCP Part-Time Application Form Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are reviewed by the appropriate member of staff in Admissions. You may be invited to an interview or audition or assessment centre or requested to submit a portfolio of work or samples of writing depending on the course you have applied for.

We publish the specific entry requirements for each course in the prospectus and on each course page on the website and the means by which the eligibility of each applicant is assessed. These entry requirements include the educational qualifications (including minimum grades to be achieved) as well as required knowledge and skills for admission.

Upon receiving an offer, applicants are requested to obtain or provide evidence of further or pending qualifications that will allow them to fully satisfy the course entry criteria. Students with a conditional offer may, for example, be awaiting final results for their A Levels. Unconditional offers may also be issued directly to applicants whose qualifications fully satisfy the entry criteria of their desired course.

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