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Applications from new students for the academic year 2024/25 are now open.

The courses for 2024/25 will start 30 September 2024

The deadline for applications is 15 August 2024.

Late applications may be accepted until 1 September 2024.

The Course Team will do everything possible to process these late applications but must give priority to applicants who met the original deadline.

Applications that arrive after the final cut-off will be acknowledged and may be held over for the following academic year. They may be considered academically when applications reopen in February.

Application deadline: 15 August 2024

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If you are currently enrolled on a UCLan Astronomy programme you will not need to submit an online application.

In February, towards the end of the current academic year, we will contact you by email regarding your Module Choices for the next year and will ask you to complete an online questionnaire to inform us which module(s) you wish to study in the next academic year. This should significantly speed up the registration process. It is important that you complete the progression questionnaire by the deadline in March/April.

Only students who have completed the progression questionnaire will be invited in August to enrol online, ready for the start of the module in September. Payment can be made following enrolment, or later in October when the University issues invoices.


The application process is online, following the procedure described below.

To start an application, click on the red  ‘Start an Online application’ button above to take you to the login screen for UCLan’s Application Portal. You will need to create an account (this is just an account that allows you to create, edit and submit an online application).

  • Complete each section of the application in turn as directed by the portal.
  • Remember to upload scans of your qualifications.
  • You do not need to supply an academic reference if you are applying for a Certificate, but you must if you apply for the CertHE, DipHE or BSc Astronomy.
  • If you wish to study 2 separate Certificates, you will need to put in 2 separate applications, but the bulk of the information is transferred automatically from your first application.

Even if you plan to move on later to advanced study, we ask you to start with Certificates initially. It will be possible for you to transfer onto one of the advanced awards at a later stage and modules studied as Certificates will be counted towards the advanced award.