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UK applicants should apply online via UCAS.

Applications for 2024 entry can be submitted from 5 September 2023 and the deadline is 31 January 2024 at 18:00 (UK time).

You will need the following codes to apply:

  • UCAS course code: W500
  • UCAS institution number: L48

Please note that applications for this course received after 31 January are unlikely to be considered.

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International  Students

International  Students

Applicants outside the UK can either apply via our online portal or via UCAS.

Applications open in early September and there is no deadline for applications. However, you should be aware that the majority of audition events take place in February and March and places begin to fill up after this time so applying by 31 January is advisable.

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What happens after I have applied?

Step 1: Our assessment of your application

We’ll review your application and if we think you are on course to meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to attend one of our audition events. If you live in the UK, this will be in Liverpool. If you live overseas, we will automatically invite you to undertake an online audition (which is in two stages) or one of our overseas audition events in a location near you. Our overseas auditions for this course take place in India (February) and Norway (March). If you live overseas and would prefer to travel here to attend your audition, please email


Step 2: Preparing for the audition

We send you audition guidelines to help you prepare yourself fully for the audition.

In the downloads below, you will find the audition guidelines for our UK-based in-person auditions for 2024 entry. If you are an overseas student, we will email you the relevant guidelines (either overseas venue audition guidelines or first stage self-tape guidelines, followed by a virtual interview if successful at the first stage).

BA Dance audition guidelines in-person 2024 entry


Step 3: Attending an audition

At your in-person audition, we aim to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a student here and how we teach. This helps you to decide whether we are a good fit for you. We know auditions are nerve-wracking so your best approach is to prepare by reading our guidelines carefully and as soon as possible after you receive them.


Step 4: Communicating our decision

After your audition there are four possible outcomes:

  • An unconditional offer of a place
  • A conditional offer based on exam results or further assessed work
  • An offer to audition for an alternative course or a possible offer on to an alternative course here
  • A notification that your application has been unsuccessful

Our decision will be final. We do not supply feedback to unsuccessful candidates. In many cases, a lack of success is due to the level of competition for places, rather than a specific personal weakness.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How many courses can I apply to?

On your UCAS form, you can apply for up to five choices. You are welcome to apply for more than one degree course here but this will count as another one of your five choices. If you are an international student, you can apply directly to us for more than one course.

How much does it cost to apply via UCAS?

The fee for applying through UCAS for 2024 entry is £27.50. This is a one-off application fee and applicants can add five choices to their application.

Do I have to pay an audition fee?

There is no audition fee for this course. We offer a travel grant scheme for UK applicants who come from areas where participation in Higher Education is traditionally low. This is based on postcode data, so all eligible candidates, who we wish to invite to an audition will be automatically offered the travel grant (if applicable).

What happens if I miss the deadline for applying?

There is a high demand for places, so if you miss the deadline for your course, please contact our Admissions team at If you are an international student you are not bound by the UCAS deadline and we will be happy to consider your direct application after this date, please contact for more information.

Can I defer entry?

We do not accept applications for deferred entry. However, there are exceptional circumstances when we will consider this, such as cases of compulsory military service for international students.

I have a learning difficulty or disability, will this affect my application?

We value diversity and will welcome your application. If you would like to request a reasonable adjustment as part of the audition/interview process, please contact the Admissions Manager to discuss this. Email or call +44 (0)151 330 3084.

What is the course code to use on my UCAS application?

Each degree programme has a code number and abbreviation. Our Dance degree is W500. Our institution number is L48.