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Applying to The Bartlett
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We are looking for excellent and ambitious students who are ready to make an intelligent, innovative impact on the world around them. If you would like to apply, ensure that you have read through our programme pages, and clicked through to the UCL online prospectus pages where you can find up-to-date entry requirements and application deadlines. You might also want to think about joining us for an Open Day. 


Undergraduate

Applications for our undergraduate programmes are made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Please read the UCL guidelines for applicants. Information about undergraduate fees can be found on the UCL Undergraduate Fees and Finance page

How to apply

Decide which programme you would like to study

Take your time browsing through our four undergraduate programme pages, to make sure you might the right choice. Make sure to join us for one of our open days if you can. 

Make sure you understand the entry requirements

These can be found on the UCL online prospectus page for your programme.

Complete your UCAS application before the January deadline

Places on our programmes are in high demand, so make sure you get your UCAS application in on time. The deadline for 2020 entry is 15 January 2020.

Get ready to share your work with us

If you meet the UCAS deadline and are judged to meet the entry requirements, our admissions team will invite you to share your work with us in one of the following two ways:

Your submission will be assessed and if you're successful you will be invited for an interview.

Your interview

Interviews at The Bartlett are our opportunity to get to know you, your work and why you want to study with us, but they are also your chance to get to know the school. You will have a chance to tour our studios, meet current students and discuss the programme with tutors. 

If you’re invited for an interview, you will be asked to provide a short personal statement, which summarises why you would like to study architecture with us. You will also be asked to prepare your portfolio of creative and original work. 

Await a decision

Decisions will be made as soon as possible after your interview, however at certain points in the year the decision may take longer due to the high volume of applications we receive. 

Your submission will be assessed and if you're successful you will be invited for an interview

Interviews at The Bartlett are our opportunity to get to know you, your work and why you want to study with us, but also your chance to get know the school. You’ll have a chance to tour our studios, meet current students and discuss the programme with tutors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Cutbush, Undergraduate Programmes Manager for The Bartlett

What makes a good portfolio?

Whether you are preparing ten items to upload or a physical portfolio to present to us, we are interested in seeing your ability to think creatively, intellectually and three-dimensionally, and to draw and utilise different media.  

You might include sketches, drawings, photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, models, product design, computer code, fashion design, lighting design or jewellery to name a few.

We particularly like to see work completed outside of A-level, IB or GCSE courses, and are interested in seeing personal sketchbooks and unfinished work. 


Postgraduate

Applications for our postgraduate programmes are made directly to UCL. After navigating your way to the UCL online prospectus page for the programme you would like to enrol in, click on the blue Apply button. For information about postgraduate fees, please visit the UCL Postgraduate Fees, Costs and Funding page.

We welcome applications from all over the world, from students who want to gain a Master’s degree to change the world around them and understand the built environment in new ways. After submitting your application, for some programmes you will receive a request for a portfolio from our admissions team. Check out the entry requirements detailed on the programme page and if you are unsure what to include, contact our undergraduate admissions team. 

How to apply

Decide which programme you would like to study

Take your time browsing through our four postgraduate programme pages, to make sure you might the right choice. Make sure to join us for one of our open days if you can. 

Make sure you understand the entry requirements and that you have already met them or are likely to

Entry requirements are different for each of our programmes. Visit our programme pages to find details of the normal or typical entry requirements. Make sure to confirm which qualifications UCL accepts from other countries, and check UCL’s English Language proficiency requirements. 

Check application deadlines

Application deadlines are detailed on each individual programme page. We would advise submitting your application as early as possible, as the admissions process can take several months and we make offers on a rolling basis. 

Please also be aware that our programmes are oversubscribed so competition is high. The earlier we receive your application the better. 

Submit your application online

Before you get started, it’s worth noting that you will need to supply the details of two referees who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying. Go to the UCL online prospectus page for the programme you would like to enrol in and click on the blue Apply button. Continue through to the UCL application checklist and into the online applications area. A transcript of results is also required with a certified translation in English if necessary. 

Provide further details as required

If the programme you have applied to requests a portfolio, you will be emailed after you have submitted your application. Please do not send your work until requested. If needed, please upload an English language certificate if you have one, but this can also be sent at a later date.

Await a decision

You will be able to track the progress of your application via the UCL Applicants Portal. An email will be sent to you telling you how to log on to the UCL Applicants Portal after you have submitted your form. 

Decisions will be made as soon as possible, however at certain points in the year the decision may take longer due to the high volume of applications we receive. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thea Heintz, Teaching and Learning Officer at The Bartlett.


MPhil/PhD

For specific information about our MPhil/PhD programmes, visit our MPhil/PhD page. For information about MPhil/PhD fees, please visit the UCL Postgraduate Fees, Costs and Funding page.


Professional development

If you would like to learn more about our professional development programmes, please visit The Bartlett professional development and CPD page.


International students

For more information about applications from students outside the UK, please visit the UCL international students pages.