Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Our postgraduate minimum requirements are:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;
  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma/professional qualification
  • Up to six examples of work from your portfolio

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry, subject to a satisfactory portfolio of related work in support of their application.

Examples of work

For all postgraduate courses you will need:

  • To set up your portal
  • You will then be asked to submit a maximum of six examples of work from your portfolio for consideration. The files should be no larger than 30MB in total and it is essential that no more than six examples of work are uploaded.

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 one reference to support your application. This may be from an academic or a creative practitioner.

Applicants who meet the entry requirements above will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their intentions for MA 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 our postgraduate courses 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.