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BA Creative Arts and Humanities Admissions

Find out more about the UCL BA Creative Arts and Humanities entry requirements, how to apply, plus fees, funding and FAQs.

All applications for the BA Creative Arts and Humanities programme must be made via UCAS. Applications for September 2023 entry will open on 1 September 2022 and close at 18.00 on 25 January 2023.

Applications will only be considered for first year entry as direct entry into the second or final year is not permitted.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAA, including at least one essay-based humanities or social sciences subject. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.

Our Contextual A Level offer is ABC, including at least one essay-based humanities or social sciences subject. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects. You can check your eligibility for a Contextual offer on the Access UCL webpages.

In addition, grade 6 in GCSE English Language and grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics is required for this programme.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

38 points overall, with a score of 18 points at Higher Level with no Higher Level subject below grade 5. This should include at least one essay-based humanities or social science subject at Higher Level.

Our Contextual IB offer is 32 points overall, with a score of 15 points at Higher Level with no Higher Level subject below grade 5. This should include at least one essay-based humanities or social science subject at Higher Level. You can check your eligibility for a Contextual offer on the Access UCL webpages.

The subject groups used by the IBO can be viewed on the IB Subject Groups page.

Other qualifications

The entry requirements for other UK and international qualifications can be found in the online prospectus.

If English is not your first language, you may be required to take an additional English Language qualification. Details of UCL's English Language requirements can be found here. If you are required to take an additional English Language test, we require grades at Level 3.

Your application

Your application will be assessed on the basis of past and projected academic performance, your personal statement and your academic reference.

Your application should provide evidence that the majority of the following qualities are applicable to you:

  • Prepared for critical enquiry into the arts and humanities
  • Prepared for engagement with practical creative skills, such as in writing, performance and moving image.
  • Prepared to think critically and creatively to seek new connections between humanities knowledge and humanities practice.
  • Interested in engaging in wider societal, cultural and global issues from a humanities perspective
  • Interested in careers involving cultural entrepreneurship and intercultural exchange

We are interested in your experience of critical thinking in arts and humanities and in areas of arts practice covered in the degree (creative writing, performance, moving image). While these may well be covered in your formal academic performance at school or college, we are also interested if you have developed skills outside of formal learning; for example, in developing practical skills in writing for school magazines or blogs, or participating in film clubs (either or both in developing films and in analysing films).

If you have any queries regarding your eligibility to the programme or queries about the programme, then please contact us via email at uasc-ug-admissions@ucl.ac.uk