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Study in the UK

Spend time learning in the UK with our students for one or more terms with our Study Abroad courses.

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Study in the UK

Study Abroad courses are for student 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.

Students with a good portfolio who have not reached the required English Language level for our Study Abroad course can include additional language teaching to improve their English as part of their course.

About Study Abroad

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

English may not be your first language, but we can help with that.

We have a team of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who can help you develop your academic language and study skills. EAP support is available to all study abroad students.

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

Minimum English Language Requirements

Portfolio Preparation

IELTS or equivalent 4.5

Undergraduate Study Abroad

IELTS or equivalent 5.0

Preparation for Masters

IELTS or equivalent 5.5

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 Undergraduate 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

Entry Requirements

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

Start Dates

There are two start dates available, September and January.

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


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

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