FAQs


Below are common questions that the admissions team are asked and the answers we provide.  If you have a question that is not stated below then please contact the Admissions Team.

How do I know if the course/university is right for me?

It is important to carry out your own research. Read the course information on our website which will inform you of the course content, possible career routes and comments from our graduates.  If you are unsure of your chosen route University Open Days or Applicant Days offer the chance to attend programme talks, speak to an academic and get a feel for the university.  You may have friends or family studying at LJMU – find out what they think.  The key thing is that it is important that you don’t rely on one source of information when making your decision.

What is the difference between an Open Day and an Applicant Day?

Open Days are those events which are open to the public so anyone can attend.  If you have applied to an undergraduate programme and been offered a place you will be invited to an Applicant Day.  Both days will be helpful but you are unsure of what degree route to choose before applying an Open Day will allow you find out about all the undergraduate courses offered within the university.

How do I apply to LJMU?

If you wish to apply for full-time undergraduate study, you will need to apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. UCAS will notify us of your application and we will inform UCAS of our decision. You can apply online and view the progress of your application at http://www.ucas.com/

If you wish to apply for a part-time, postgraduate or Continuing Professional course you must apply via the LJMU online application form.

How do I find out my UCAS course code?

You will be able to find your 4-digit UCAS course code in the individual course page on this website.

I'd like to study part-time, is this possible?

Some of our courses offer study on a part-time basis, individual course pages will specify if they can be studied on a part-time basis.  Please contact us if you need further information.  Part-time applications should be made directly to us and not through UCAS.  You can apply for part-time study on our online application form – available by clicking the following link: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/courses/114119.htm

I'm a student from the European Union, do I apply through UCAS?

Yes, applicants from the European Union are treated exactly the same as a UK applicant.

I'm from outside the European Union, what do I do?

If you are an international student, we again encourage you to apply through UCAS for full-time undergraduate programmes.  Please visit the International section of the LJMU website for further information. There may also be opportunities for you to meet LJMU staff in your country.  Why not read what some of our current international students have to say about Liverpool and LJMU in the ‘Meet our international students’ section in the following link http://www.jmu-journalism.org.uk/#/international/4533371208

I'm not sure what to put in my personal statement, is this important?

Yes, your personal statement is a very important part of your application. The personal statement is your opportunity to tell us about your suitability for the course(s) that you hope to study. You need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment, and above all, ensure that you stand out from the crowd.  The UCAS website has useful information to help you complete your personal statementhttp://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/applying/howtoapply/personalstatement/

Our course web pages also contain information regarding what we are looking from an applicant in addition to academic qualifications.

After I have applied, when will I hear from you?

Once we have received your UCAS application you will receive an email confirmation which will provide you with useful information about LJMU and contact details of the Admissions Team dealing with your application.   Our admissions team will assess your application and make a decision based on your qualifications, reference and personal statement.  We aim to make a decision on your applications as soon as possible, however due to the volume of applications we receive this may be slightly longer at specific times in the year.  If we are uncertain about any element of your application or it is not complete we will email you, using the email address you provided. If you are concerned that you have not received a decision please check your email account as we may be waiting for further information from you.  

If you have received no correspondence please contact us.

I need to know about accommodation, is this guaranteed?

At LJMU we guarantee accommodation for all our new students. We have high quality, secure and competitively priced accommodation across Liverpool city centre to cater for all needs.

For further information please go to: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation

Do you accept deferred entries?

Yes. For most courses, you can opt for a deferred entry application or ‘gap year'. As long as you achieve your qualifications during the academic year of application or you have an unconditional offer, we will hold your place until the following year. Unless there are exceptional circumstances involved we do not hold places open for longer than one year.  You will be contacted in the following year to confirm that you still wish to accept your deferred place.

What about fees and funding?

For further information and general advice please visit: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/index.htm

I have all my offers, what do I do now?

Once you receive all your offers you can then shortlist two institutions – one as your first (firm) choice and your second (insurance) choice.  The date when you must make your decision by will be notified to you on UCAS Track.

I've chosen my firm choice and my insurance choice but now I've changed my mind about the course I want to study, what should I do?

Any changes you wish to make should first be referred to UCAS in the first instance.  On some occasions you may have to contact the University/s in question directly to request a change, UCAS will let you know if you need to do this.

I have met my conditions, what do I do now?

If you have achieved or did better than the conditions we set, we will confirm your place.   You will receive official notification on your UCAS record on the day of your results. If for any reason you are experiencing a delay in hearing from either UCAS or us, call us immediately and we'll update you: we may be waiting for confirmation of your results.   As soon as your place is confirmed we will post a Starter Pack to you as soon as possible.

What is Clearing?

Clearing allows those not holding offers at any university to ‘shop around' for a last minute place. Clearing commences on  A Level Results Day. There may be a few places still available on certain courses at all universities. If you wish to call us through the clearing period to enquire about possible places then please do so, remembering to have your results and personal details at hand. You must call the Clearing Vacancy Line and not the Admissions Team.

How can I apply for the David Lynch bursary for the Legal Practice Course for 2014 entry?

The bursary scheme is open to all students who accept a place on our LPC course.  Successful applicants will receive a 50% reduction in fees.  The scheme will open on 13th January and applications must be received by the extended deadline of 25th July 2014.. 

Eligibility rules and the application form are available here.



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