Process to apply to 7Dzʿ

If you would like to apply to 7Dzʿ, then you can follow the seven steps below:

Step 1: Select the course from the Find Your Course page that you wish to apply for and click apply now.

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Step 2: for full-time undergraduate courses you will be directed to the UCAS application portal (if you do not already have a you will need to create one online) – for part-time and postgraduate (not PGCE) courses you will be linked to apply directly to Newman through the MyNewman platform. For PGCE courses you will need to apply through the red arrow

Step 3: Once your application has been received you will then receive a reply on whether an offer has been made. This might be a Conditional Offer (awaiting results or other entry requirements) or an Unconditional Offer.

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Step 4: Once you have received your offer from 7Dzʿ it is time to decide what you would like to do. You can accept your offer if applying directly, or if applying through UCAS you can accept an offer by choosing ‘Firm Acceptance’ or for insurance choices choose ‘Insurance Acceptance’.

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Step 5: If you have a Conditional Offer you must ensure that you provide 7Dzʿ with the outstanding conditions as soon as possible for your place to be confirmed.

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Step 6: Once your place is confirmed you will receive communications from 7Dzʿ’s Admissions Team with instructions on how to enrol at Newman.

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Step 7: You will then be ready to become a 7Dzʿ student!


Applying via UCAS:

If not yet registered with UCAS you can go to the site and register for . Undergraduate applications for 2024 will be made entirely through this portal. For further information why not .

Applying direct for full-time undergraduate courses:

If you only want to apply to Birmingham Newman, visit the course page of the subject you wish to apply for and go to the Entry Requirements section to access the Newman direct application portal for the course. You will need to register on our Application Portal when you access it for the first time.

Applying via DfE Apply:

DfE Apply is the new platform for PGCE Teacher Training applications. From September 12, 2021, you will need to search for our courses on the website and submit an application form. Please note, you will still apply to undergraduate Teacher Training courses via UCAS.

Contact Admissions

If you have any questions regarding entry please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

To see instructions for specific courses/routes/levels, please see the information below. 

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You need to complete your application to Newman online viaٳ website. UCAS opens for applications in September each year. The first UCAS ‘equal consideration’ deadline for the receipt of applications is the following January, but  later applications are accepted by 7Dzʿ via UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle and through the Clearing period  (July/August) prior to September enrolment. The ‘APPLY NOW’ button on course pages for full-time routes will take you directly to the corresponding course page on UCAS. N.B. Places are subject to availability and early application is recommended.

If you wish to join a part-time course offered by 7Dzʿ, you can apply on line from the course page.  The ‘APPLY NOW’ button is at the top of the right hand column on the course page.  Where there is not an APPLY NOW button you should complete the application form below, sending copies of your existing academic qualifications and list those due to be completed by August. If you have any queries regarding the course or the admissions process, please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Newman recognises the variety of previous qualifications and experience. Applicants would normally be expected to have GCSE or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant work experience. If you wish to join a part time Foundation Degree offered by 7Dzʿ, please download and complete an application form (at base of this page), including details of your existing academic qualifications (or those due to be completed by August). You will also need to include two references (from referees who know you academically or professionally). A sample reference form can be found below. If you have any queries regarding the course or the admissions process, please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Further information can be found on individual course page within the Newman website or via the pages. Applications should be made online through the Department for Education website, where you will need to create an account. You can apply for up to 3 courses, either PGCE or School Direct, or a combination of both.  There is no closing date for applications, but courses close when all places are filled, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible. The also has lots of information and tips on applying for a postgraduate teacher training course.  If you are applying for School Direct you will need to apply to the lead school, please note this may not be the school you will train in. All applications to PGCE teaching programmes must be supported by two references; at least one of which should be from someone in a suitable position of seniority (for example, your line manager, headteacher or department lead) who can comment upon your capacity to demonstrate the professionalism required to teach.

Normally a good first degree is required and a demonstrable interest/experience in the area to be studied. If you wish to join a taught higher degree offered by 7Dzʿ, please download and complete an application form, including details of your existing academic qualifications and outlining your motivation for applying for your chosen course. You will also need to include two references (one of which must be able to verify your academic credentials). Sample reference form.

Newman’s postgraduate research students work towards MPhil or PhD degrees that are awarded by the University of Leicester. For more information about research opportunities, please email Professor Peter Childs or visit our Research Higher Degrees貹.

We are willing to receive applications from students wishing to take a year out before starting their course. However, if this is not stated on your UCAS form, you should let Admissions know as soon as possible after receiving an offer of a place. Demand for places on all courses is high and early notification from any student who does not intend to register for 2024 entry is highly appreciated.

7Dzʿ welcomes applications from those wishing to enter as a mature student. If you do not possess the normal entry qualifications, it is advisable to contact the University for information and advice at an early stage. Some students prefer to add to their existing GCSE, CSE and A level passes in order to secure admissions. In some cases, professional qualifications may count towards the entry requirement. Individual advice is usually needed to determine this. Access courses at Colleges of Further Education are particularly suitable for those who lack the normal qualifications to enter Higher Education.

When you tick the box on your UCAS form or Newman online application form, to indicate you have an impairment, physical or mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty, you will be sent a questionnaire asking about any arrangements which you need in order to enable you to fully participate in University life.

In Higher Education, any specialist equipment, software, or human support you may need is funded through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Further information on DSA is available on the GOV.UK website () or please see our leaflets which provide information about the sorts of arrangements which may be available for you at Newman University, and how to apply for DSA.

If you would like to transfer to 7Dzʿ or top-up your foundation degree to a full Honours degree, part time study, you can apply using the application form at the bottom of the page. If you are interested to transfer or top up to full time study you’ll need to apply through UCAS ().   Newman has experience of supporting transition from a foundation degree or BTEC HND to an honours degree through the HEAD+Sup programme and can give you advice and support before you start the course.

  • For courses that may interview students, your personal statement can make the difference between being invited for interview or rejected.
  • For courses that do not interview students, your personal statement is crucial in determining whether or not you are offered a place.

If you do not include important information about all your academic qualifications, skills and abilities (related to the course applied for) on the application form, your application may not be as strong as others, and therefore may not be successful.

Contact for all Admission and Enrolment Enquiries Contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

View our Transfers, Top-ups, Recognition Of Prior Certificated Learning (RPcL) and Prior Experiential Learning (RPeL) Policy

Applicants who have been awarded a degree previously may be affected by the Equivalent and Lower Qualifications (ELQ) Policy. Please see the Fees and Finance section for further information.

Contact for all Admission and Enrolment Enquiries via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Important Dates for 2024 entry

7Dzʿ is currently accepting applications for 2024 entry.

If you wish to apply for a Postgraduate course, a part-time course you apply directly to 7Dzʿ via the link on the course page.

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