We welcome students from all areas of the world into our creative community.
All applicants must have Level 3 qualifications, which should include at least one creative subject. We are looking for between 112 and 120 UCAS Tariff points, but we will always consider applicants who may fall below this tariff band.
The standard offers for degree courses include:
- GCE A Levels – BBB at A Level excluding General Studies, or 120 UCAS Tariff points
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Pass
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Distinction* Distinction*
- BTEC/OCR Extended Diploma at Distinction, Merit, Merit
- RSL/UAL Diploma – must be combined with other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 112-120 UCAS Tariff points
- RSL/ UAL Extended Diploma at Merit
- A combination of BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and A Levels – equivalent to 120 UCAS Tariff points
- Three BTEC Subsidiary Diploma passes at Grade Merit
- Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above
All relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, including RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts, VCTC awards, Access to Higher Education Diploma, AQA/ OCR Technical Awards and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.
For BA (Hons) Architecture, the standard offer is ABB at ALevel (128 UCAS) Tariff points.
IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma – score equivalent to 112- 120 UCAS tariff point. We will consider applications from students who haven’t enrolled in the full IB Diploma Programme and have completed independent subject courses/certificates.
Students who have chosen not to enrol in the IB Diploma Programme will be expected to achieve three Higher Level subjects at Grade 5 or equivalent. We also accept the European Baccalaureate with a minimum score of 75%.
Qualifications by Country
Austria – Successful completion of the Reifeprüfungzeugnis or Matura requirement with an overall average Grade of 2.
Belgium – Successful completion of the Diploma van Secundair Onderweijs, with an overall result of 6.5/10 or 13/20.
Bulgaria – Pass Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with an overall average mark of at least 5.0.
China – Successful completion of the Chinese Senior Secondary School Certificate with a minimum overall pass mark of 70% OR Pass CAFA International Foundation Year with a minimum of 70%.
Cyprus – Achieve a minimum overall grade of 17 in the Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou or 80% in the Greek Cypriot Apolyterion.
Czech Republic – A score of 2.9 or higher in the Maturita.
Denmark – Successful completion of the Studentereksamen with an overall result of 8/12.
Estonia – Successful completion of Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with an overall average result of 4.0 or above in all subjects, and Riigieksamid (National Exams) with average result of 70% in tests taken.
Finland – Successful completion of the Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen with a result of 4/6 (Cum Laude).
France – A good pass (grade 12 or above) in the Baccalaureate. Baccalaureate à Option Internationale / Baccalaureate de l’Enseignement du Second Degré.
Germany –Achieve a minimum overall grade of 2.7 in the Abitur Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Zeugnis der Reife / Reifezeugnis. A minimum grade of 10 (Gut) on the English component of the Abitur meets our English language requirements.
Greece – Achieve a minimum overall grade of 17 in the Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou or 80% in the Greek Cypriot Apolyterion.
Hong Kong – Applicants should present 120 UCAS Tariff points from 3 subjects on the HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) in core or elective subjects, excluding liberal and general studies. This would normally be grades of 5, 5, and 4.
Hungary – A grade of 4.0 in the Erettsegi.
Iceland – Successful completion of Iceland Studentsprof with 7 in English when taken as a compulsory language.
India – 65% on 12th standard from the following accepted exam boards: CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal. At least 70% 12th Standard English Language from an accepted exam board.
India (Architecture) – 70% on 12th standard from the following accepted exam boards: CBSE, CISCE, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal. At least 70% 12th Standard English Language from an accepted exam board.
Ireland – Pass FETAC: 3 subjects with Distinction and 2 with Merit. Or Pass Irish Leaving Certificate (Irish Highers) : H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 or equivalent.
Italy – A minimum of 70 points in Diploma di Esame di Stato (formerly Diploma di Maturita).
Japan – Successful completion of the Japanese Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall pass mark of 3 OR successful completion of JCFL Study Overseas Art and Design college program.
Latvia – Good grades (7 – 8) in the Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu, plus a Grade 8 for English.
Lithuania – Brandos Atestatas overall grade 7.5, with grade 8 for English.
Malaysia – Successful completion of Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) with grades BBB.
Netherlands – Successful completion of the VWO Diploma with an overall results of 7/10.
Norway – Vitnemal: den Videeregaende Skole Examen Artium (with four in key subjects including English).
Oman – General Education Diploma with a minimum 80% mark.
Poland – Successful completion of the Matura with an overall result of 60%.
Portugal – Diploma de Ensino Secundário / Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundários with an average score of 16.0 in all subjects.
Romania – Pass Romania- Diploma de Bacalaureat with Grade 7 or above.
Slovakia – lovakia-Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske with a minimum of Grade 2.0 (chvalitebny) in all subjects with the majority at grade 1.0 (vyborny).
South Africa – Successful completion of the South African National Senior Certificate with grades ABBBB/76666.
South Korea – Successful completion of the South Korean High School Diploma with grades above mi (70-79).
Spain – Pass Titulo de Bachillerato with an average mark of 7.0 or higher.
Sweden – minimum grade of 14 in the Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola, plus VG/MVG in the ‘B’ course in English.
Switzerland – Pass Cantonal Maturity Certificate or a Federal Maturity Certificate, or a professional Maturity Certificate at grade 4.
Taiwan – Successful completion of the Taiwanese Senior High School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall pass mark of 70%.
Turkey – Successful completion of the devlet Teknik LISE Diplomasi or Devlet Meslek LISE with grades of 4.0 or above. (70% or above).
USA – For direct admission, prospective applicants are urged to follow a college preparatory programme in high school, taking a senior course in fine or applied art where possible.
We will accept any one of the following:
- Successful completion of an accredited honours or college preparatory high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Successful completion of an accredited high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above plus one of the following:
- 3 AP exam results with a grade of 3 or higher
- SAT I (Reasoning) scores of at least 1100
- SAT II subject tests in at least 2 subjects with minimum scores of 600
- ACT test results in at least 2 subjects with minimum scores of 24
- Successful completion of an accredited Associate’s Degree
- Successful completion of first year (freshman year) of University at an accredited University
- Successful completion of a recognised Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Studies
Vietnam – Successful completion of and evidence of Tot Nghiep Pho Thong trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate).
English Language Requirements
You can take a look at our English Language requirements here.
If you have questions about any stage of the application process, or your qualifications, you can contact Admissions on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us on 01202 363225 or 01202 363228.