Find a course
Applying for one of our undergraduate courses is simple – just click on the red 'Apply' button at the top of our course pages.
There are two main ways to look through our courses:
Applying for a full-time course
To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the red 'Apply' button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to the UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website to make your application.
When applying, you’ll need to enter the following codes on UCAS:
- UCAS institution code – W50
- UCAS code – this course-specific code can be found on our course pages, next to the red 'Apply' button
- Campus code – please select 'Main Site' from the options provided on UCAS
There is an application fee, which is payable to UCAS online or through your school or college. If you're not at school or college, you can still apply through UCAS.
More information about the application fee and the application process can be found on the UCAS website.
Our undergraduate courses start in September and UCAS accepts applications from 1 September in the year before you want to start your course.
All applications that arrive at UCAS by 15 January must be considered equally by universities.
Although there are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least 3 months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.
For more information on year and term dates, including exam periods, view our academic calendar.
Applying through Clearing
Clearing opens on 1 July.
Applying for a part-time course
To apply for a part-time undergraduate degree, simply click on the 'Apply' button at the top of our course pages. You will be directed to our application pages.
Our undergraduate courses start in September and many can be studied on a part-time basis. Details on the start dates and attendance options can be found on our course pages.
Course-specific entry requirements
Entry requirements for each course are provided on our course pages.
Minimum entry requirements
Our typical minimum entry requirements for most undergraduate courses are as follows, but please also check the specific requirements on our course pages.
- 3 GCE A Level passes plus 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
- 2 GCE A Level passes plus 3 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics
- 5 passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, of which 3 are at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
- 4 passes in the Scottish or Irish Certificate of Education, all at Higher Grade including English Language and Mathematics
- a pass in BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or HNC/HND (the distinction/merit/pass profile will be stipulated in the conditions of our offer)
- a pass in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum number of Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction (passes in English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent may be required)
- a pass in Foundation course
- an International or Welsh Baccalaureate
Note that even if you meet our minimum entry requirements, we cannot guarantee you a place on the course.
Interviews, portfolios and additional requirements
For some courses, you'll need to attend an interview, complete a short assignment or submit a portfolio.
Details of these extra requirements are on each course page in the 'Entry requirements' section.
If your qualification is not listed or you don't have formal qualifications
If your qualification is not listed, you may still be able to apply for our courses – just contact our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Applicants without formal qualifications are welcome to apply. We generally recommend that applicants without formal post-16 qualifications take a one-year access course to prepare for degree-level studies.
Recognition for prior learning or experience
If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere or have relevant work experience, you may be able to join a degree course part-way through (advanced entry).
If you’d like to request entry part-way through a course, make sure you state this clearly on your UCAS application form.
Visit our Recognition of Prior Learning page for more information.
For entry requirements, country visits and information on our representatives in your country, visit our country pages.
English language requirements
The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.
If your first language is not English, you will usually need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each element, or a Westminster-recognised equivalent English language qualification.
For some courses, the minimum IELTS score will be higher, so please check individual course pages.
You do not need to take the IELTS test before applying, but before joining the course you will need to have attained one of the minimum test scores listed on our English language requirements page. You may also be invited to take one of our pre-sessional English courses.
For more details on the English language courses and support we offer, visit our English language support page.
University preparation courses
Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Foundation Certificate leading to entry to a broad range of our Bachelor's degrees.
To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.
Students with disabilities
We encourage applications from students with disabilities and consider all applications on academic grounds. If you have a disability that might affect your studies, please indicate this clearly on your application form.
The procedure for admission of disabled applicants is in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and you may be invited for an interview to discuss whether any special arrangements or equipment you need can be provided.
Some courses might be unsuitable for applicants with particular disabilities. If you are applying late, for example through UCAS Clearing, you may be required to defer for a year to allow the University to make reasonable adjustments.
For more information, please visit our Disability Learning Support pages.
Our terms and conditions
While courses are offered as described at the time of going to press (in the case of our prospectus), some revisions may be made, either as a result of academic development or external constraints. There is no guarantee that courses that are undergoing validation will be approved, or that courses will be offered in the exact locations cited. A ‘subject to approval’ notice is included on all course pages where the course is undergoing validation.
Read the University admissions policy.