Study Abroad BA (Hons) courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.

Study Abroad Courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time learning in the UK with our students for one or more terms.

Our Study Abroad courses are suitable for international students and professionals who wish to develop new skills or continue their creative practice discipline abroad.

If English is not your first language, these courses are suitable for students and professionals with language scores above IELTS 5.5, or equivalent, who wish to develop their creative practice in a chosen discipline abroad.

Students who have not reached the required English Language levels for Study Abroad (IELTS 5.5) with a good portfolio and language levels between IELTS 4.5 – 5, are offered an intensive English as an option with this course for one term to prepare for the second term of BA (Hons) Study Abroad.

Study Abroad courses

International students and professionals who would like to develop their skills to produce work for a portfolio or interview at university may join our Study Abroad Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media course.

International students currently studying at degree level at their home institutions have the opportunity to join our Study Abroad BA (Hons) courses and can gain credits toward their university degree.

Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students.

International students and professionals who need to develop their creative understanding of their chosen subject or increase their English language scores before being accepted onto a Masters course can join the Study Abroad Preparation for Masters programme designed to help students secure entry onto a Masters course.

Course Duration 

Autumn Term 

  • 1 term from September to December
  • 2 terms from September to March
  • 3 terms from September to May

Spring Term 

  • 1 term from January to March
  • 2 terms from January to May

programme contains

  • Taught sessions & practical skill development
  • Guidance and study skills
  • English teaching and support
  • Independent study


  • Your portfolio
  • A personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Confirmation of IELTS score or equivalent


There are two start dates available, September and January.

On successful completion students are awarded a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ and a ‘Transcript of Marks’.

English language support and/or Intensive English course will incur an additional fee depending on duration of study.


To apply for any of our Study Abroad courses, students can contact Study Abroad Office on +44 1202 363824 or email