Applications closed 2023/24
We are no longer accepting applications from international students for 2023/24 entry to this course. Applications for 2024/25 entry will open in Autumn 2023.
There are 2 ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course:
Read our immigration and visa information to find out if you need a visa to study at UAL.
You can only apply to the same course once per year. Any duplicate applications will be withdrawn. Read the UAL international application advice for further information on how to apply.
This should be about 500 words long and include:
- Your reasons for choosing the course.
- Your current creative practice and how this course will help you achieve your future plans.
- Any relevant education and experience, especially if you do not have any formal academic qualifications.
The study plan is a statement of approximately 800 words describing your current practice and an opportunity for you to explore potential areas that you want to develop in your studies.
The plan is the starting point for discussions about your postgraduate studies and will evolve during the time you study with us.
When writing your plan you are not expected to have complete answers to all the questions.
However, you should be able to:
- Examine your knowledge and experience in relation to your practice.
- Identify questions and areas that you do not know about.
- Demonstrate how you may intend to tackle these questions and areas.
How to structure a study plan
You should include links to referenced text or images where appropriate.
Each of the following sections should be approximately 200 words.
- Briefly describe your work.
- Outline recent developments.
- Identify those aspects you would like to take further at postgraduate level.
Describe specific areas, issues and critical ideas that are central to your area of interest.
How will you go about exploring your area of interest? Are there particular methods you will use? For example - drawing, model making, photography.
Are there resources or equipment that you need to access in order for you to successfully engage in your research?
What happens next
Communicating with you
After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal. We’ll use this portal to contact you to request any additional information, including inviting you to upload documents or book an interview, so please check it regularly.
Initial application check and selection
We check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, your application will be reviewed by the academic team.
Following the application review, a small number of applicants will progress to the interview stage. All interviews are held online and last 15 to 20 minutes. For support with your interview, visit our Interview tips page.
How we notify you of the outcome of your application
You will receive the final outcome of your application through the UAL portal.
Applicants for this course may be given an alternative offer. This decision will be based on our assessment of your creative and potential interests.
If you would like to request feedback please contact us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
Deferring your place
Read our Admissions Policy for details, and request your deferral by contacting us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
If you are currently studying at another institution and if you have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current postgraduate course and wish to continue your studies at Chelsea College of Arts, you can apply to transfer. The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible. Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and transcripts.
Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English if necessary) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.
19 December 2022 and 3 April 2023
Our equal consideration deadlines have now passed. This course will remain open to applications for 2023 entry until places have been filled. Please be aware that courses can close without notice.
We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to resolve any initial queries about your application as quickly as possible.
When you'll hear from us
This course receives a high volume of applications. We need to make sure that we give all applications equal consideration, so the course team will review them in two rounds. This means that offers won’t be sent to successful applicants until after the relevant application deadline date. Outcomes for Round 1 will be released by 31 March 2022 and outcomes for Round 2 will be released by 30 June 2022.
Remember to check the outcome of your application in the UAL Portal. If you apply in Round 1 and don’t hear back from us, we will consider your application within Round 2.
Find out more about what happens after you apply.