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How to apply to Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy

The application process

Once you’ve applied to study an undergraduate physics and astronomy degree course here at Leeds, you might (depending on the quality of your application) be invited to one of our ‘post-application visit days’.

Post-application visit days for physics and astronomy courses

After you’ve applied online (via UCAS) for a physics and astronomy degree, our team will read and assess your application.

We’ll then decide whether or not to invite you to one of our post-application visit days.

Coming to a post-application visit day isn’t compulsory, but we do strongly recommend that you come along.

What to expect at a post-application visit day

At a post-application visit day, you’ll have a short interview with a member of our academic team, and the chance to chat to others. 

You’ll have a tour of our facilities and have the opportunity to find out more about our teaching and research from our team and current students. 

We can also get to know you better, which will help us to make you a suitable offer after your visit.

You’ll also have a campus tour, and lots of opportunities to ask any questions.

Can parents come to the post-application visit day?

Parents (or guardians) are very welcome to attend the day.

We have a schedule of activities specifically for parents, where they can talk to our team and learn about Leeds.

Taking a gap year before university

We’re happy to receive an application from you, even if you’re planning to take a gap year before starting university.

You can apply for ‘deferred entry’ (which means applying to start your degree a year later than standard). 

You can make your deferred entry application either before or during your gap year.

If you’ve already received you’re A-level (or equivalent) results before applying, we might make you an unconditional offer.

If you are still awaiting your results we can only make you a conditional offer.