The University holds open days at different times during the year and the course you are interested in may also hold applicant open days. To find out about course specific open days, contact Admissions Tutors. To find their details you will need to search for the relevant course using the course finder.
Applying for a course
The University offers full-time courses at undergraduate level, along with Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) Teacher Training, Masters and MPhil/PhD research courses. We also offer part-time courses at all levels.
You can find details of all the courses we offer by looking at the course finder. If you are unsure of the level and suitability of the qualifications you hold/require, then please contact us.
There are various ways to apply for the courses, depending on the type of course you wish to take.
Full-time undergraduate course (eg BA/BSc degree) All applicants need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). 15 January deadline - all applications received at UCAS on or before this date will be considered equally. After 15 January, applications will only be considered if a course still has vacancies.
Full-time PGCE Teacher Training courses (to teach in Schools or Further/Higher Education) Please apply through UCAS Teacher Training.
Full-time Masters courses To apply for a course, please use the postgraduate online application form. Course descriptions and contact details can be found by using the University course search webpage.
Part-time courses Please contact the appropriate department for further course information. Please click the links to download the application form and accompanying notes for guidance. Course descriptions and contact details can be found by using the University course search webpage.
Most courses consider applications for deferred entry (ie you wish to start Uni the year after you apply) - there are very few courses that do not accept deferred entry. If you wish to know if the course you are interested in does accept deferred entry, then please give us a ring (01484 473969) or email us.
Getting an offer
Once your application has been received, it will be given careful consideration. If the course you have applied for requires you to attend an interview, you will then be notified of the details.
When the tutor has finished considering your application, we will let you know the decision. This will be sent through either UCAS or UTT (UCAS Teacher Training) if your application was made through these clearing houses; or by letter if you applied direct to the University.
Dates to remember
31 August - if you were given a conditional offer based on passing examinations, we need to have received your results by this date in order to confirm your place at the University. UCAS will send us A level and BTEC results automatically (amongst other qualifications - a full list can be found on the 'Pre-enrolment Portal' information webpage). If your offer is based on any other qualifications you will need to send the results to us yourself. This deadline applies to both full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught applicants. Please note - if we have not received your results by this date, the University reserves the right to decline your application.
If your application has been unsuccessful and you would like some feedback as to why this decision has been reached, please write to the University. This request must be made within 6 weeks of your decision. We will then send your request to the appropriate department for a response.
Please include the following information when making your request:
UCAS Personal Identification Number (where the application has been made via UCAS)
By post: Admissions and Records Team The University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH.
Feedback will only be given in written format (not over the telephone or in person), normally within 6 weeks of receipt of a valid request. Further information is available in our Admissions Policy, Section 4 - Feedback to applicants.
Keeping in touch
It’s really important that we have a valid e-mail address for you as this is how we contact you.
You can up-date your e-mail address the following ways:
If you have applied through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)/UTT (UCAS Teacher Training) you can up-date your e-mail address at:
The University's Student Finance Office also offers useful information, including details on the amount of fees the University will charge.
The course fees we charge you are dependant on your own fee status (ie Home/EU, Full Cost or International) and fees are set each year (they may rise in subsequent years due to inflation). Your fee status will be determined once you have accepted the University as your first choice. For information on International fees, please contact the International Office.
In compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the University protects the information it has about applicants and the standard response to enquiries about individuals is that information cannot be disclosed to other organisations and/or individuals without consent from the applicant themselves.
Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to talk to your parents or guardians/teachers or third parties about your application - without your consent. We will, however, be able to give general information regarding procedures.
We hope this information is helpful to you and if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.
If you accept a conditional offer based on passing examinations, we will need to see your results before we can confirm your place.
We automatically receive some examination results from UCAS and further information can be found on our Your Next Step - FAQs webpage.
Your Next Step - our pre-enrolment portal
When you have accepted an offer of a place here at Huddersfield you can access Your Next Step our on-line pre-enrolment portal, which includes your course joining information. This includes:
what you need to do before you start your course
when and where you need to come on the first day
what you need to bring with you when you start your course.
You will be sent details of how to access this portal by e-mail. It is, therefore, very important that we have a current e-mail address for you, which you can access over the summer - a school/college e-mail address may not be accessible.
When you come to the University to start your course, you will complete your enrolment and be given your student ID card. You can find further information about enrolment on our website.
Data Protection for a student
Under our Data Protection Policy, we will not divulge any personal information to any other third-party and this also includes your parent/guardians/family members without your prior consent. Parents can talk to us with general queries, but we will not provide them with personal information (for example, your results and attendance).