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At UCR, we believe in helping our students graduate career-ready. We ensure all our degrees are industry focused, inspiring and progressive giving you the confidence to enter the workplace or take on further specialist study. Explore our course list to find your passion.

Don’t miss our next UCR Open Day, where you will be able to attend up to two sessions from a variety of our course areas, meet staff, tour our stunning campus and get a real feel for life at Reaseheath.

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Apply through UCAS

The equal consideration deadline to apply for a course starting in September 2024 through UCAS was 6pm on 31 January 2024.

For more information about other key dates throughout the year, including other opportunities to apply, visit the dates and deadlines page on the UCAS website.

Part of the UCAS application requires you to write a personal statement, where you can share why you want to study your chosen degree, your experience and personal qualities which make you right for the course, and your future career aspirations.

For help writing your personal statement, read our Personal Statement Writing Guide by clicking the button below. 


Are you only applying to UCR?

If you are currently a student at Reaseheath College and you only want to apply to study at University Centre Reaseheath, you can apply now using our internal application form instead of through UCAS. Please note, if you wish to apply to any other universities, or you are not a Reaseheath College student, you will need to apply through UCAS.


Applications for full-time Degrees and Foundation Degrees are made online through UCAS. Course codes can be found on each course page and in our prospectus.


Applications for all other full-time courses, such as Access to Higher Education and our Level 4 Diplomas, should be made online via our Reaseheath application form.


Applications for our part-time courses, validated by the University of Chester, should be made directly to University Centre Reaseheath via our online application form.

Further Information

A wide range of entry qualifications are considered for higher education courses.
These include:

  • Advanced Level GCE and Advanced VCE (including Subsidiary and Double awards)
  • Pearson / Edexcel BTEC Certificates and Diplomas/Extended Diplomas
  • City & Guilds qualifications in Land Based Services and Level 3 Technical qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-based or Science)
  • IBO International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma and Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher and Ordinary Level
  • Advanced Modern Apprenticeships
  • NVQs at Level 3 or above
  • Overseas qualifications where these are deemed to be the equivalent of the UK qualifications listed above


Specific entry requirements for each programme can be found in the ‘Course Information’ sections on all course information pages.

You can use the UCAS Tariff calculator to find out what your qualification is worth.

Please email us: ucradmissions@reaseheath.ac.uk for equivalent international qualifications.

UCR recognises the importance of admitting applicants to a course suited to their ability and aspirations.

The selection process therefore takes account of all aspects of an application and not just an applicant’s academic profile. UCR endeavours to ensure that policies and procedures used to admit students are clear, fair, explicit and consistently applied. Click here to view the current Higher Education Student Admissions Policy.

For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions.

Applications from Mature Students (over 21)

Mature students and those with extensive relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply. Applications are considered individually and admission may be based on criteria other than the qualifications listed. Potential applicants who believe they fall into this category are advised to contact UCR to discuss their eligibility. If you have been away from study for a while or you’ve decided to change career – and you’re considering either full or part-time study, our specialist Access to Higher Education Diploma offers an excellent introduction to studying land-based subjects. You will gain the knowledge and confidence to consider progressing on to a higher education course.

Depending on whether your course is full or part-time, please see the above information on how to apply.

Applications from international students

Regardless of your nationality, if you are applying from outside the UK you are able to apply online via UCAS. It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible, as this will give you plenty of time to make visa, travel and accommodation arrangements. If you have missed the applications deadline, you may still be able to apply for a course using the ‘Clearing’ system.

All international students must show evidence that they meet the English Language requirement for their course of study. Applicants will be expected to comply and abide by the regulations set out by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA). Applicants who have been made a formal offer will be required to deposit an agreed sum of money to be offset against their tuition fees in advance of UCR issuing a Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) required for visa applications.

Your application will be processed as quickly as possible.

For any enquiries, please contact our Admissions team at ucradmissions@reaseheath.ac.uk.

What Happens Next?

Once your application is received we will review it and contact you as soon as possible.

You may receive a phone call from one of the course teams who might wish to introduce themselves to you and have an informal conversation about your application, you might also receive a request for a formal telephone or face-to-face interview.

You will be given the opportunity to visit University Centre Reaseheath for our Offer Holder Days, which will give you the opportunity to view our fantastic facilities, meet staff and current students and attend a subject specific talk.

Offer Holder Days

It can be nerve-wracking trying to make your decision based on just one Open Day, which is why we also hold Offer Holder Days. Invitations to our Offer Holder Days are sent out to everyone who currently holds an offer with us at the time.