How to Apply

The method of applying for an undergraduate top-up course at University College Birmingham depends on whether you are applying for a full-time or a part-time course.

The standard period of study for a full-time top-up is one year and for a part-time top-up it is two years. 

If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact the admissions team:

By telephone: 0121 604 1040

By email:

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Full-time top-up

If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate top-up you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). 

To start your application, visit UCAS, which contains lots of information about universities and the courses offered. Useful advice and guidance is also provided in “how-to” videos, showing how to complete an application successfully. 

Choosing your course

UCAS Course Search is a great way to look for courses. You have a maximum of five choices and we recommend you construct a list of the courses that relate to your previous higher education study and then evaluate each option. You can then draw up a shortlist of your preferred five. 

UCB UCAS codes

It is important that you choose entry point 3 or 4 on your application (entry point 4 is for courses at UCB with a year's placement).

UCB’s institution name is BUCB

UCB’s institution code is B35

Course codes can be found on each individual course page.

Application fees

The fee for making a UCAS application is £12 for a single course choice and £23 for more than one course. All applications received after 30 June, 2016 – even if one course is selected – will be £23. 

When to apply

For September 2016 entry, the deadline for UK and EU applicants is 31st August 2016.

Part-time top-up

You need to apply directly to University College Birmingham if you are applying for a part-time undergraduate top-up.

Part-time top-up appication form

UCB’s part-time courses are for students working or volunteering in a relevant sector to the course being applied for. Students will also need to have an active email account when applying for a course as all correspondence will be sent electronically.

When to apply

To secure a place on a part-time course we advise you apply up to three weeks before the next intake for the course you are interested in as we have intakes for both February and September. This is to allow for all processing and documentation to be received.

The deadline for applications is one week before enrolment. 

What happens next?

After you have applied: full-time top-ups

After you have applied: part-time top-ups