Important message for applicants due to Covid-19 restrictions: 

The University will be using the e-mail address you registered with the CAO for most communication in relation to your application. Please check your e-mail regularly for updates from the University, including your spam folder. In some cases, there may be deadlines for the return of submissions from you, which may form an important component in the assessment of your application. 

If you change your e-mail you should advise and the relevant academic department that is considering your application



The CAO is now closed for new applications in 2020, with the exception of Available Places courses. Some courses may become available for new applicants to the CAO after the issuing of Round 1 offers on the 11th of September 2020. These courses will appear on the CAO's Available Places list on the CAO website. 

Applications will open for Mature Applicants, via the CAO's Available Places procedure, for the following degree programmes: 

MH802 BA Community and Youth Work (part-time, in-service) 

MH803 BA Local Studies or Community Studies 


Please apply via Available Places on the CAO – open from 14th September at 12.00 midday 

In the meantime, please contact the relevant Department at the University to assess your eligibility: 

MH802 - Department of Applied Social Studies - 

MH803 - Department of Adult and Community Education -

If you would like further information or clarification, don't hesitate to contact us here in Admissions