International entry requirements

This information is provided as a general guide only. Entry requirements will vary for particular courses so please check the specific course description before applying.

We apply some standard admissions criteria but, more than this, we are looking for students who will contribute to and benefit from a programme of study with us. We will consider you as an individual and take into account all aspects of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for both breadth and depth in your current studies as well as enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

Undergraduate degrees (BA/BSc/BEng)

To apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) you need to have completed your high school education (12 years) and have a pass equivalent to two UK A level passes, and have the required English language qualification.

Postgraduate taught courses

The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) are a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with appropriate work experience.

English language requirements

Please make sure you confirm you have the correct level of English for your course. See the entry criteria We offer a variety of English courses to help you.

Before you apply please check the specific entry requirements for the course you are interested in. Please contact us if you need more information before applying.

Some courses have additional requirements, such as portfolios for art courses - please check the specific course page.

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

The portfolio is your opportunity to show us your creative skills and why you would like to join our art and design department.
Carefully select and edit a small selection of work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio of your work, which informs us about your skills, interest and ambitions.
It should include a statement (max 300 words) introducing the work in your portfolio. Your statement should explain why you have chosen your discipline and where you might like to develop in your time with us.
The portfolio should contain a maximum of 15 samples of work.
This must include:

  • A selection of your student projects (if relevant)
  • A selection of your professional work (if relevant)
  • A brief, illustrated explanation of any research you have undertaken
  • Examples of preparatory creative work (for example, images from your sketchbooks)

We are unable to give individual feedback on your portfolio.


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