As part of the selection process suitably qualified applicants will normally be required to submit a portfolio/attend an interview. This applies to all years of entry.
Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum year 1
Standard Entry Requirement
BBBB including one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
BBCC including one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication. Please note that each of these required subjects must be at Grade B or above.
You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.
BCC including one of: Art, Product Design or Graphic Communication.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pre-2017 Grading System:
B1, B1, B3, B3 at HL including one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication.
New Grading System:
H2, H2, H3, H3 at HL including one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication.
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
BTEC (QCF) Diploma
Minimum grades D*D* (Distinction*, Distinction*) in a related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three subjects at HL with grades 6, 5 and 4. These subjects must include one of: Art, Product Design or Graphic Communication at grade 5.
Minimum year 2
Please note there are limited places available for Year 2 entry.
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC to include one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication.
BBB to include one of: Art, Product Design, Graphic Communication.
Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.
Minimum year 3
Please note there are limited places available for Year 3 entry.
Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies