You can apply to study for one of our undergraduate BA (Hons) degree courses via UCAS, including direct entry applications to second and third year.
Entry Requirements and English Language Requirements
You can find out more information about the entry requirements for our BA courses here.
You can also take a look at the English Language requirements for these courses here.
Your UCAS application
Our institution code is A66. All of our courses take place on one site, so we don’t have a campus code.
We’ll use your completed UCAS form to make decisions about your application. Make sure you include all of the qualifications that you have and are currently taking. You can also tell us about any work experience that you have done.
In your personal statement, we’d like to know more about why you are interested in the course, the key influences on your work and what you hope to do after your studies. There’s more advice in our personal statement guide here.
In exceptional circumstances, you may be able to make an online application to us if you are unable to apply via UCAS. Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When to apply
The UCAS deadline for applications is 15th January for entry the following September. This is the deadline for equal consideration, but you can apply at any time until 30th June. UCAS Clearing opens in July.
If you do apply after 15th January, you should be aware that places may be limited on our courses. If you require a visa, we advise you to get started on your application as soon as you can. You can read more about visas here.
You can track the status of all your applications via UCAS Track.
Once we have received your application, we’ll send you an email with your login details for our online portal, MyApplication.
You can use this to monitor the progress of your application to AUB. We might contact you for more information, so keep checking your inbox for messages. We’ll send details of interviews, applicant days or requests for portfolios here too.
Contextual data: at AUB, we don’t take contextual data into account when making a decision about your application. You can read more about contextual data here.
Interviews, portfolios and Applicant Days
Many of our courses ask to see a portfolio at interview. We have created guidelines outlining what we expect for each course – you can find these here.
We’ll invite you to interview via MyApplication. Interviews take place between November and April and we try to give you at least 10 days’ notice of the interview date.
We understand that it isn’t possible for some applicants, especially those living outside the UK, to attend an interview. If this is the case, we’ll assess your application on your UCAS form and your portfolio. We’ll send you instructions on how to submit your portfolio via MyApplication (you don’t need to send us your portfolio until you hear from us).
If we have already made you an offer during one of our overseas visits, you will not need to attend a second interview or submit a portfolio. However you will need to submit an application to formalise this offer.
For the following courses, we may be able to make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application:
BA (Hons) Architecture
BA (Hons) Art and Design History
BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design
BA (Hons) Creative Events Management
BA (Hons) Creative Writing
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
If you meet our entry requirements, we’ll make you an offer and invite you to come along to an Applicant Day. These take place from January to March and give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet the academic staff and have a tour of our campus.
If you are an Overseas student, and can’t attend an Applicant Day, we may request a Skype interview.
If you apply with non-standard qualifications we will request a portfolio of work before we can make an offer. We’ll be in touch if we need any further information.
What are the types of offer?
Conditional offer – this means that you must fulfil certain criteria before you can be accepted onto a course. Usually this will be passing your current examinations at a certain grade. The details of the offer are printed in your offer letter and can be viewed on MyApplication and via UCAS Track.
Unconditional offer – this means that you have already satisfied the entry criteria and have secured a place.
UCAS defines mature students as applicants over 21. If you are a mature student and you meet the entry requirements above, please apply through UCAS.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we may still consider your application. We can assess your formal qualifications and also take into account relevant work experience.
We are very interested in applicants who have relevant experience in the creative industries, so make sure you give details of this in your application.
Applications directly to second or third year can be made via UCAS. As a general rule, you’ll need to meet our entry requirements and the content of the degree you’re currently studying needs to be very similar to the course you are transferring to.
We’ll also need you to provide an academic transcript from your current University.
Due to the nature of the course, our BA (Hons) Acting course can only accept applications for first year.
Accepting your offer
Once you have heard from all of the universities, you’ll receive an email or a letter from UCAS, asking you to respond to your offers.
You’ll be able to go to UCAS Track to accept the offer you’d like to take up.
If you change your mind after you accept your offer, you can cancel your acceptance within the cancellation period of 14 days. You can find out more about this here.
UCAS will let you know the deadline to do this. If you miss this, UCAS will decline the offer on your behalf. If this happens, you’ll need to contact our Admissions team and UCAS asap.
Getting your results
You must meet the conditions of your offer by 31st August to be able to take up your place – even if your offer is for deferred entry.
We receive most exam results electronically from UCAS. If your qualification is not listed by UCAS, or you are taking an IELTS or overseas qualification, you’ll need to send us your results.
We’ll need to see a scan or a photocopy of your official results slip to confirm your place.
If you haven’t quite met the conditions of you offer, we will still consider you and we may still be able to confirm your place.
If you applied to us directly then you will need to accept your offer via MyApplication.
What happens next?
Once your place is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation letter and a Welcome Guide to the course.
We will keep in regular contact with you and send you information about accommodation, your visa application (if applicable) and enrolment.
If you are joining us from outside the UK, our international team will be in touch to help you prepare for your arrival.
If you are unsure about whether your qualifications meet our requirements, you can email our Admissions team on email@example.com.