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How to Apply

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The Application Journey

We give you an insight into a typical application journey for our Undergraduate & Postgraduate courses.

Key deadlines will vary depending on when you join the application process.

How to apply for an undergraduate course

The below information relates to undergraduate courses. You can make your application via the UCAS website.

For more information, please see the steps below, or see our list of Undergraduate courses.

See our Undergraduate courses

Step 1:

Visit our campus, on one of our undergraduate open days, to meet with staff and current students and get a feel for what it is like to live and study in Bournemouth.   Open days take place four times a year, early January, early July, mid August and the end of November.  If you are unable to visit our campus, but would like to talk direct to the course leader or arrange a short campus tour this can be arranged by contacting admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

Book your place on one of our Open Days

You may also like to visit us at a UK UCAS fair, which we attend during the months of March, April, June and July.

Step 2:

Before you begin your journey to create your application, please do watch the useful videos from UCAS that relate to application process.

To stay on track with your application, it would also be useful to get an idea on the key dates during the application process, when to apply and after you have applied.

UCAS 2024 Entry Dates
31 January 2024 Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on the equal consideration date.
28 February 2024 UCAS Extra opens for any applicants without offers.
30 June 2024 Applications received after 6pm will automatically be entered into UCAS Clearing.

Step 3:

We will normally review your application within one week. If your applications meets our minimum requirements, we will be delighted to welcome you to an applicant day so that we can get to know you better.

The applicant day gives you the opportunity to meet with your potential fellow students and ask any questions you may have. It may include an interview; we will let you know all the details when we write to you.

Step 4:

After you have applied and have completed your interview, we may be in a position to offer you either an unconditional place or conditional place on one of our specialist health science courses.

If you have been offered an unconditional place, then we look forward to welcoming you onto campus in September.  If you have been offered a conditional place at AECC University College then receiving your results will be a pivotal time for you.

We do hope you have secured the grades that we have asked of you – if so, congratulations.  If your grades aren’t what you needed, then please do get in touch to discuss your application further.

Step 5:

If you have been successful and have received confirmation from us, then congratulations! Your efforts have been well deserved and, from September you will join lots of other new students as you embark on your AECC University College journey and begin to transform your live and those of others.

Application FAQs

Transparency data: information on the number of applications, offers, registrations and attainment of different groups of AECC University College applicants and students is available here: OFS Transparency.

Fore more information please download our contextual admissions document.

What are your entry requirements?

Entry requirements differ depending on the course you are applying for.  You can find details of both UK and international entry requirements on our individual course pages.  Should you find that your country is not listed, please get in touch with our admissions team on the form below.

What does the interview process involve?

The applicant interviews give you the opportunity to meet with your potential fellow students and ask any questions you may have.

UCAS gives some guidance as to how to prepare for an interview, which can be found on the UCAS website. If you are selected for an interview, we will send you an official email invitation with further instructions.

What information should I enter on my personal statement

Your personal statement is an opportunity to emphasise your motivation for undertaking the course(s) that you have applied for. It’s really important that you start the personal statement by detailing exactly why you want to undertake a particular course and anything that’s inspired you to get to the point of application.

For helpful tips on writing your statement please read our guide or visit the UCAS website.

What happens if the qualifications I have are not listed in your entry requirements?

Even if the qualifications you have studied are not listed under our entry requirements you may still be considered. If you are unsure whether or not your qualifications would be suitable to the course you wish to apply for, please email our admissions team via admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

Do you accept deferred applications?

We do accept deferred applications. You can select a deferred year of entry on your UCAS choice and you must meet the conditions of your offer in the same academic cycle as which you apply in.

Do you take into account previous study of degree-level courses?

We know that some students may apply with qualifications that are of a higher level than our advertised minimum academic entry criteria.

This applies to those applicants who have studied at other institutions at undergraduate or postgraduate level. For those students, the AECC University College will consider these qualifications on an individual basis and we will likely ask you to send a scanned copy of your transcripts and syllabus/course handbook to help us assess your application.

For more information about this please read our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy available on our Latest Policies Page.

Still have questions about applying?

How to apply for an Postgraduate course

The below information relates to Postgraduate courses. You can make your application via our internal application portal.

For more information, please see the steps below, or see our list of available courses.

See our Postgraduate courses

Step 1:

Please ensure you are familiar with the entry requirements and application deadline of the course you are interested in.

Should your query relate to entry requirements or applying for your course of interest then your first contact should be with our admissions team, who are there to answer any questions. please email: admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

Step 2:

Submit your application via the apply now link within the specific course page. You will only be able to do this once every section of your application has been completed.

Step 3:

Our admissions team will inform you of the initial assessment of your application, normally within 2 weeks from the time you submit your application. We will let you know if we require further details in order to complete this initial assessment. 

Step 4:

If you have been made an offer for one of our Postgraduate courses, you will need to let us know whether or not you would like to accept it. If you do, and you meet any conditions of our offer, your place will be secured and we look forward to welcoming you onto campus when your course starts.

Application FAQs

What should I do first?

It’s important that you make sure the right course is suitable for you and will progress your career or study in the right direction.

Make sure to explore our postgraduate courses and read the entry requirements. The tailored courses have specific aims to help you get the best out of your time with us. Download our course specifications to find out more about units and what you’ll be covering in your study.

If you’re still unsure, or you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you to help you make the right decision for you. Drop our admissions team an email admissions@aecc.ac.uk or call 01202 436200.

If you are confident then head over to our online application portal to apply.

What are your entry requirements?

Entry requirements differ depending on the course you are applying for and details can be found on individual course pages. If you’re unsure whether or not your qualifications would meet these requirements please contact us on admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

How do I apply for a course?

If you’re looking to apply for one of our Postgraduate courses, you will need to complete an online application through our website. More questions on this process are outlined below.  Create an account and apply for your postgraduate courses here: https://apply.aecc.ac.uk/.

Can I transfer credits from other similar courses?

You may have completed similar study at other institutions and can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as part of the application process. The study that you have completed will then be assessed by the Programme Leader against our course content to see whether or not you can be offered exemption from unit(s)

For more information please visit our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure on our latest policies page.

What happens if the qualifications I have are not listed in your entry requirements?

Even if the qualifications you have studied are not listed under our entry requirements you may still be considered. If you are unsure whether or not your qualifications would be suitable to the course you wish to apply for, please email our admissions team on admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

I've filled in my application but it won't send?

You are only able to send your application once every section of the application has been completed.

This includes the reference section, which will only be considered complete once your nominated referee has submitted their reference in support of your application. You will be notified once this has been completed and the reference section will be marked as complete.

How long will it take to get a response to my application?

We aim to process an initial assessment of your application within 2 working weeks.

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