HOW TO APPLY
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: HW63
- UCAS institution number: L48
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 interview events take place in February and March and places begin to fill up after this time so applying by 31 January is advisable.
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 interview events. If you live in the UK, this will be in Liverpool. If you live overseas, we will automatically invite you to an online interview or one of our overseas interview events in a location near you. If you live overseas and would prefer to travel here to attend your interview, please email email@example.com
Step 2: Preparing for the interview
We send you interview guidelines to help you prepare yourself fully for the interview.
In the downloads below, you will find guidelines for 2024 entry
Step 3: Attending an interview event
Listening to and discussing a recording of your sound production work is an important part of the interview. So, we ask you to prepare a recording no longer than four minutes in length which demonstrates your skills in recording music. Full details about this are included in the guidelines.
As well as using the interview as a chance for us to get to know you, we also aim to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a student here. This helps you to decide whether we are a good fit for you. We understand how nerve-wracking attending interviews can be so whether your event is in-person or online, we will do all we can to help you feel at your ease throughout. A top tip is to read the guidelines through a few times before your interview and to not leave anything until the last minute. This should help you feel much calmer on the day. Please remember, that at your interview event, we’re interested in finding out about you as an individual, so please try to relax, be yourself and enjoy yourself.
Step 4: Communicating our decision
We aim to let you know our decision within two working weeks of the interview. This might be
- An unconditional offer of a place
- A conditional offer based on achieving your level 3 qualification grades as explained in our entry requirements
- 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. You can also apply to a Foundation Certificate course at the same time that you apply to a degree course here. This won't count as a UCAS choice and shouldn't be included on your UCAS form. 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.
Is there any support with travel costs to attend the interview?
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 interview 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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?
What are the course codes to use on my UCAS application?
The code number for our Sound Technology degree is HW63. LIPA’s institution number is L48.