Application process

We give you an insight into a typical application journey for our undergraduate courses. Key deadlines will vary depending on when you join the application process. For more information visit key dates and application FAQs.

How to apply for an undergraduate course

The below information relates to undergraduate courses. For Access to Higher Education in Health Sciences and Postgraduate courses, Short courses in Ultrasound and CPD seminars, you can apply direct from the course page. For all undergraduate courses you must apply via UCAS, the details of your journey are laid out below.  

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

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, we have shared these here: Apply for Undergraduate courses

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: Key dates for undergraduate applications.

Step 3:  

You will need to make your formal application through UCAS. Our institution code is A65, and you will find the course codes on our Undergraduate course pages. Make sure you apply by the date provided by UCAS, to ensure you meet the UCAS deadline. 

Our Admissions Manager discusses in the video below some of the key things that's helpful to know about the undergraduate application process via UCAS, how applications are accessed and details required.

Advice on how to write a personal statement

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.