Cross-College Requirements

Cross-College Entrance Requirements

  • Entry is based on a high standard of final-year undergraduate work (as reflected in portfolio or degree classification), or on advanced work of an equivalent level. Your work must also demonstrate a maturity and readiness to undertake postgraduate studies.

  • You must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. The College recognises as an equivalent qualification any degree, diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualification awarded by a university or other higher education establishment where the award is made following the successful completion of a course of at least three years’ study, the programme of study being open, as a general rule, only to persons holding a certificate awarded on the successful completion of a full course of upper secondary education. Other qualifications may be approved, providing that the Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline (ABCD) is satisfied that the applicant has the ability to pursue the programme of study successfully.

  • The ABCD is empowered to make judgements about the extent to which qualifications or experience gained elsewhere may be accepted in partial fulfilment of its requirements.

  • Upon entry to any of the College’s programmes you should be able to demonstrate:

  1. The potential to benefit from and contribute to the programme of study or research for which you are applying.
  2. Prior knowledge and experience indicating the potential to achieve the independence necessary for postgraduate study in a specialist discipline.
  3. Enthusiasm and aptitude to confront the issues to be addressed in preparation for a future professional career.

  • Applicants should normally be aged over 21 years by 1 September of the proposed year of admission.

See also individual Programme Requirements

Cross-College Digital Portfolio Requirements

Where required, a portfolio should show the whole range and variety of previous training and experience but should emphasise your knowledge of the subject for which you are applying.

  • All work submitted should normally have been produced within the previous three years and should be dated.

  • All work submitted should be correctly titled and clearly marked with your name.

  • You must indicate clearly the exact role that you played in the creation of the work submitted.

  • Where it can be shown that you have submitted work which is not your own, as if it was your own, or it transpires that the level of your involvement in joint work has been seriously exaggerated, or where false statements have been made on an application form or other document considered by an admissions board, you may be disqualified.
See also individual Programme requirements for Portfolios.

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