Applying to the School
Your application to study for an undergraduate degree at the GSA is in two parts:
When the School receives your application form from UCAS, you will be issued with an acknowledgement of your application and directed to upload your images. You can do so as soon as you receive your acknowledgement and no later than the deadline communicated to you in the e-mail you receive.
Please read the information about the GSA, its schools and the specialist departments carefully, including the guidelines on what to include in the Supporting Visual Materials.
We expect that you have familiarised yourself with the learning, teaching and research we offer at the GSA and that your expectations align with the learning experience that we try to provide in the specialists pathway and departments. If you experience any problems during this process, please contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications for admission. Below are our normal entry requirements, expressed as the qualifications most commonly presented for admission, which will be used as a baseline when determining equivalencies.
- 4 Highers at ABBB (one sitting) or AABB (two sittings). Normally at least one of the Highers should be a modern language other than English.
- 3 A Levels at ABB to include a modern language other than English, AND GCSE English at Grade A.
- 30 points overall in the Diploma, including 18 at Higher Level, normally including English and Visual Arts or Design Technology. Students not presenting English at grade 5 or above at Higher Level will be required to submit an IELTS or TOEFL.
Acredited Prior Learning
We recognise that our applicants come from a wide variety of social, cultural and educational backgrounds and we are willing to consider applications for admission from those who do not have the published conventional qualifications for admission and/or who wish to gain recognition for formal or informal study undertaken elsewhere.
English Language Requirement
We ask all our new students to show evidence of their ability in English language before they are offered a place of study.
For UK students this is either Scottish Higher or GCSE. International students are normally asked to provide an IELTS or TOEFL certificate with a suitable score.Our current requirement for product design programmes is IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each component) / TOEFL (ibt) - 79 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening and writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking)