Entry guide

Full details can be found on specific course pages.

Entry requirements

We have a range of entry requirements and are keen to assess each application individually, recognising that our applicants have a range of backgrounds and qualifications. Each applicant's assessment will include a review of their grades, interview, portfolio/audition (if relevant) and any experience. Typical entry requirements are outlined below, but individual offers may vary. 

Interviews, auditions and portfolios – Many courses will require an interview, often including an audition or portfolio review (if relevant).

Work experience – The MET will consider applicants who are currently in work and/or may have completed their education some time ago. To apply, applicants will usually have at least 3 years work experience in the relevant industry.

English and Maths GCSE – We strongly advise that applicants will have achieved 9-4 grade in Maths and English or equivalent qualification, to enable them to successfully complete their studies at the MET and enhance their future careers

English as a second language – Applicants who have English as a second language and do not have GCSE in English will be asked to take an IELTS assessment or equivalent as part of their offer conditions. They will need to achieve an overall score of 6.0, with 6.0 in the writing element and 5.5 in all other sub elements. The exception to this is students who have English as a second language but have been schooled here, i.e. taken GCSE English - if they have a achieved a grade D/3 they would not need to take the IELTS assessment.

Qualifications required for BA courses in creative arts

2 A-Levels (32 new UCAS tariff points/80 old UCAS tariff points, normally including one single award) and 3 GCSEs in other subjects (grade 9-4 or A-C) plus portfolio of work or audition to demonstrate ability in the specialist area


1 A-Level (16 new UCAS tariff points/40 old UCAS tariff points), a Foundation course (or equivalent) and 3 GCSEs in other subjects (grade 9-4 or A-C) plus portfolio of work or audition to demonstrate ability in the specialist area.

In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not meet course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
• related academic or work experience
• the quality of the personal statement
• a strong academic or other professional reference
• or a combination of these factors

Qualifications required for Foundation Degree and HNC courses

Qualifications may include Level 3 Diplomas, A Levels or equivalents.

UCAS tariff points – Different applicants may have UCAS points ranging from a minimum of 48 up to 168, usually with a qualification relevant to the course they have applied for. 

Non-tariff courses – The MET accepts a wide range of Level 3 qualifications, some of which may not currently be on the UCAS tariff. These include a range of vocational Level 3 diplomas, NVQs and EU qualifications. The qualification is usually relevant to the course applied for.

Entry guide for direct entry to optional Year 3 BA/BSc top-up courses

Completion of FdA (Foundation Degree) or HND or equivalent. Industry experience may be taken into account. Most applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Creative arts applicants are required to provide a portfolio or audition (depending on the course).


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