The application process There are a number of steps in the process of applying to and beginning a course with us here at QMU. 1. Decide on the course/s which you want to apply for The information in this prospectus and on our website is designed to help you when choosing a course. A visit to one of our open days can also be really helpful when deciding between different courses or universities. Talking to family, your teachers, careers advisers or friends already at university can also help you to narrow down your choices. 2. Applying through UCAS To apply for a full-time undergraduate course at QMU, you must make your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Our courses are all listed in the UCAS Search tool at www.ucas.com. You will need our institution code, Q25, and the course code in order to apply. The course codes are listed in this prospectus on the individual course information pages. We encourage you to apply as early as possible, having made a careful and considered choice. 3. UCAS key dates You can apply from September 2018 for entry in September 2019. The UCAS deadline for on-time applications will be 15 January 2019 for the majority of courses. The normal closing date for receipt of applications at QMU is 15 January, or 30 June for international applications. For more information on key dates and deadlines, see the UCAS website at www.ucas.com 4. QMU considers all applications Once you’ve applied through UCAS, they send the application to us for consideration. You will receive an acknowledgement email from us, with a QMU application number. Keep this number safe, as you will be asked for this if you contact us about your application. All applications submitted before the UCAS deadline will receive equal consideration. Applications received after 15 January will be considered at QMU’s discretion. If you are in any doubt about making a late application, please contact the Admissions team for advice. Where we receive a large volume of applications, and the number of places on a course is limited, the majority of our decisions will be made after the January UCAS deadline. You can follow the progress of your UCAS application and review any offers you receive through UCAS Track. 158 Depending on the course you have applied for, you may be asked to attend an audition or interview before we make a decision on your application. We will contact you directly with all the information you need where this is the case. 5. Applicant visit days If we make you an unconditional or conditional offer, you may be invited to an applicant visit day. Our course-specific visit days are designed to provide you with more information about your chosen course, the student experience at QMU and our campus. You will also have the opportunity to meet staff and current students. 6. Accept your offer If you decide to accept our offer, you will need to do this on UCAS Track. Once you have received all of your decisions, you will have to reply to your offers by a specific deadline given in UCAS Track. You have three options: • Select a firm choice – this is your first choice • If your firm choice is conditional, you can also select an insurance choice – this is your back-up choice in case you don’t meet the conditions for your firm choice. We recommend that your insurance choice has lower conditions than your firm choice to give you the best chance of securing a place. • Decline any other offers.