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Applying for Foundation Degrees

Most of our Foundation degrees, with the exceptions listed below, are offered as part-time courses and applications are therefore made directly to the University.

To receive an application form by post, please call 020 8240 4138 or email admit@smuc.ac.uk. For further information about the course please contact the named person on the course's Find Out More page.

Admissions Policy (PDF)
Terms and Conditions for Admissions (PDF)
Protocol for the Support of Looked After Young People (PDF)


Programmes Available for Both Part- and Full-Time Study

The Foundation Degree in Sport Health and Fitness / Sports Coaching and the Foundation Degree in Psychology and Counselling are the only courses offered full-time as well as part- time, so applications are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

  • Course code for Sport Health and Health and Fitness: CB6X
  • Course code for Psychology and Counselling: CB89

Applications are made electronically and will be arranged with you if you are attending a school or college. If you are not in education you can apply online as an independent applicant.

UCAS will be ready to receive applications at the beginning of September. The closing date is 15th January. The University undertakes to treat all applications received by UCAS on or before this date on an equal basis. Applications after this date will be accepted if there are places on a programme.

When completing your application you should include the university's UCAS Code which is SMARY S64. You should also indicate the programme you are interested in.

You can apply for these courses on a part time basis using our Application Form for Part-Time Undergraduate Degree Courses (Word File). Please consult Notes for Completion of Part-Time Application Form (PDF File) and Introduction to Part-Time Undergraduate Degree Programmes (PDF File) when completing it.


UCAS Contact Details

01242 223 707 • app.req@ucas.ac.uk


Disabled Applicants

Candidates with additional needs are advised to get in touch with Pat Culshaw, our Dyslexia and Disability Co-ordinator on 020 8240 4353 or email patricia.culshaw@smuc.ac.uk.

Applicants are encouraged to visit St Mary’s before they start their programme so that needs can be discussed and support measures put in place before the start of the academic year.

Disability Equality Scheme (PDF)

Please see the Equality and Diversity section for information about our Equality and Diversity Policy.


Find Out More About Applying

The Recruitment / Education Liaison Team is here to help you find out all you need to know about the courses at St Mary’s and how to apply. We want to make it as easy as possible for you by answering all your questions and can advise on

  • finance issues
  • the differences between studying at school or college and studying at degree level
  • what it is like to be a student at St Mary’s

We attend most of the UCAS Higher Education Fairs in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, as well as school and college careers fairs. We visit schools and colleges regularly to talk to prospective students about university life and making applications. There are also events throughout the year to encourage people who may not have been aiming for higher education to consider it as an option.

You can email us on recruit@smuc.ac.uk or telephone us on 020 8240 2314