How to apply to our short courses

A guide to applying for our wide range of short courses.

Applying to a short course is a simple 4-step process and is similar to applying to an undergraduate or postgraduate course.

1. Decide on what type of course is right for you

There are typically 3 different types of short course you can study with us:

  1. Bootcamps: We offer a range of flexible Skills Bootcamps that allow you to gain skills for life alongside your existing commitments. Some of our Skills Bootcamps are free to study, allowing you to upskill to progress your career.
  2. Microcredentials: Microcredentials are short courses that, on successful completion, will provide you with a number of academic credits. You can use these credits towards further study at postgraduate level.
  3. Continuing professional development (CPD): Non-credit CPD courses can help you stay up to date in your current field or for you to study something that has always interested you.

2. Find your course

Next, you will need to find the programme you wish to study. We offer Bootcamps, Microcredentials and CPD courses in a range of subjects, from Coding and UX design to Shakespeare and Drama.

3. Review the entry requirements

Once you have found the course you wish to apply for, you will need to find out if your eligible to apply for the programme. Visit the course page and navigate to the 'requirements' tab to see what qualifications or experience you may need to be accepted into the programme.

If you are an international student, you may also need to show proof of English language proficiency. This can also be found on the 'requirements' tab.

4. Submit your application

Apply for your short course using your course page. By clicking on the specific course you wish to apply for, you will be directed to an application form specifically designed for your short course. The answers you provide as you proceed through the application are specific to the course you are applying to.

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Supporting Documents

When you apply for a short course, you will have the option to upload your supporting documents. This varies depending on the short course you are applying for but you may be asked to provide things such as:

  • A short personal statement
  • Previous education certificates
  • Proof of your English language proficiency

Good to know!

Some of our short courses are run in partnership with external providers, such as FutureLearn. Depending on the course you apply to, you may be asked to apply through the University's application portal or through one of our external partners websites.

Follow the guidance on your course page and feel free to contact us if you are unsure on how to proceed.

Contact us

If you have any issues with applying or would like more information on your chosen programme, please do get in touch. You can find contact details at the bottom of your course page.

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