Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Applicants must have either...

  • Degree at 2:2 and evidence of postgraduate study (PGCE teaching qualification, PG Certificate or PG Diploma)

  • Degree at 2:1 or above, or is currently studying at Level 6

  • IELTS 6 overall with no component below 5.5 for EU/International applicants

  • Experiential learning in lieu of a degree to be assessed by Course Leader

Candidates holding other academic qualifications may also be considered for admission provided that they have substantial relevant professional experience.

English Language Requirements
Leeds Arts University will accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 6.0, with no individual component below 5.5, as being the minimum acceptable level for English Language proficiency. Comparable English Language Tests may also be considered and further information is available on the Home Office website.

You must also supply two references to support your application, one should be an academic reference and the other from a creative practitioner.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements above will be required to submit a proposal outlining their intentions for MA study. The programme leader and specialist practice-based staff will evaluate the proposal to determine its feasibility in the context of the resources required and the availability of specialist staff to support their chosen area of study.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Leeds Arts University has a commitment to widening access to higher education. The University demonstrates this commitment through its widening participation schemes, arrangements for transfer and recognition of prior learning.

For further information about entry requirements for the Masters Programme please email our Admissions Team at -

Click here for information on entry requirements for EU students, and visit our Information by Country pages for international students.