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Course summary

Our BA/BSc (Hons) Advertising (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. The best advertisements don't just sell products - they become part of a wider conversation, taking on a life of their own. On our BA/BSc (Hons) Advertising degree, we'll give you the tools to turn your ideas into eye-catching campaigns. Taught at our Business School for the Creative Industries, this course offers you a unique opportunity to blend academic excellence with professional experience, taught by highly experienced practitioners with connections to some of the biggest names in the industry. You’ll be encouraged to create fresh and attention-grabbing projects across a range of platforms, working collaboratively with students from other courses to bring them to life. You’ll build skills in critical analysis, research, production and communication, and graduate with high-level skills in art direction, copywriting and digital media. Related courses

  • BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing and Social Media (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)
  • BA (Hons) Visual Communications (with Integrated International Foundation Year & Professional Practice Year)

Modules

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N56D
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Epsom
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

You have the option to study your integrated international year at UCA Epsom or UCA Farnham. We‘ll ask you confirm your preferred campus once we’ve received your application. The integrated international foundation year at Epsom is delivered by staff from the UCA International College. The integrated international foundation year at Farnham is delivered by UCA staff. Regardless of the campus you select, you will then progress onto your main course at UCA Epsom at the end of your integrated international foundation year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/

Additional entry requirements

Other

An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £16950* Year 1
International £16950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate Tuition Fees for September 2023 are still to be confirmed. Once finalised, details will appear here and on https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/undergraduate/

Sponsorship information

At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/

Advertising (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) (5 year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS