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Applications for 2024 entry

  • Monday 16 October 2023
    UCAS application deadline for medicine and dentistry courses.
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024
    UCAS application deadline for undergraduate courses.
Applying for an undergraduate degree after the January deadline
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024
    Extra starts for eligible applicants.
  • Sunday 30 June 2024
    Applications for 2024 received after this date are entered into Clearing.
  • Friday 5 July 2024
    2024 entry Clearing opens.

Register with UCAS

Your first step is to register for a UCAS Apply account at
Here, you’ll be able to set up a username and password so you can revisit your application at any time.

Choosing a course

You can select up to five courses at a maximum of five universities on your UCAS application. There is no order of preference to your choices and you can apply for more than one University of Plymouth course.
If you’re still not sure about courses, a good way to discover options is by browsing our degrees by subject area.

Your personal statement

As part of your application through UCAS, you will be required to write a personal statement of approximately 500 words. This is your chance to sell yourself and demonstrate why you are the right student for a course.
It’s likely that writing a personal statement will be a new experience, so we share our advice on what we specifically look for in a personal statement.

Meeting entry requirements

Entry requirements vary depending which course you would like to study, but we usually look for a combination of predicted exam grades, subjects and qualifications.
Meeting entry requirements doesn't guarantee you a place with us. Some courses require other conditions that you need to meet, such as interviews, auditions or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

After you apply

Once you’ve submitted your application to study with us, there are a number of steps that then take place.
Find out how we make our decision and what you need to do next, whether you receive an offer to study with us, or not.

Applied before?

If you have previously studied, made an application or an enquiry to the University of Plymouth and have since changed your nationality, you will be unable to enrol until evidence of your new nationality has been provided and verified.

Deferred entry

We allow deferred entry on all standard courses – you can defer your application through UCAS when you apply. If you have already made an application, please contact our Admissions team for advice if you would like to change your year of entry.
For health and education courses we recommend that you contact our Admissions team as it is not standard practice to allow deferred entry due to non-academic requirements.