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2022
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Undergraduate Courses in the United Kingdom

Find out how to apply for undergraduate courses at MetFilm School in the United Kingdom.

All applicants need to be 18 years or older at the time the Undergraduate course begins.

All applicants will be interviewed, either in person or via Skype, with a member of our Admissions Team. This will allow us to understand your reasons for applying for a place, and your suitability.

Please read this information carefully and if you have any questions please get in touch with us.

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How to Apply for Undergraduate Courses in the United Kingdom

Students can apply for undergraduate courses at London or Leeds:

If you are over the age of 21:

If you are over the age of 21, you are considered a mature student, so your application relies on relevant skills and experience rather than academic qualifications. Applicants over the age of 21 should apply for their course directly through our website.

The selection for mature students takes into account previous experience alongside academic requirements. Applicants will be guided through the application process by a member of our Admissions Team, who will evaluate how your experience will support your undergraduate education.

We recommend applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the academic criteria submit their application, and we will then be able to make a full assessment.

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Apply via UCAS

Apply via UCAS

Please find below essential information for UCAS applications to our London and Leeds undergraduate courses.

If you need further information to aid your application, contact our Admissions Team by phone at +44 (0)20 8280 9119, by filling out our contact form, or by email at info@metfilmschool.co.uk.

What You Will Need

As part of your UCAS application, applicants will need to supply the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Details of their chosen MetFilm School programme
  • Education and employment history
  • A personal statement
  • Contact details of a reference

UCAS applications must also satisfy the UCAS points for each course, either as predicted grades or as completed qualifications. Find the appropriate UCAS points below.

In the event that UCAS applications are not satisfactory, the Admissions Team may request further evidence to support applicant suitability, such as a portfolio of work.

UCAS Points and Codes

BA (Hons) Acting for Screen*

  • UCAS Points: 96
  • Course Code: W4P3
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: W (Leeds)

BA (Hons) Content, Media & Film Production*

  • UCAS Points: 96
  • Course Code: P3W6
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: L (London) or W (Leeds)

BA (Hons) Film & Screen Business*

  • UCAS Points: 96
  • Course Code: W3N2
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: L (London)

BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (Two-Year)

  • UCAS Points: 64
  • Course Code: W3N2
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: L (London)

BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (Three-Year)

  • UCAS Points: 64
  • Course Code: J2A7
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: L (London)

BA (Hons) Screen Acting**

  • UCAS Points: 100
  • Course Code: W410
  • Institution Code: M73
  • Campus Code: L (London)

*This course is offered through our ScreenSpace Partnership.

**Please note: BA (Hons) Screen Acting includes additional submission material, listed below.

UCAS Deadlines

6th September: UCAS Applications Open

Completed applications can be submitted through UCAS.

25th January: UCAS Application Deadline

If you are applying via UCAS, we strongly recommend that you submit your application by this date. If you apply after 26th January, we cannot guarantee your application will have equal consideration to earlier applicants, as the majority of our places are allocated by this point.

If you apply after 23th January, your application will fall into the below options:

23rd February: UCAS Extra Opens

If you’ve used all five of your UCAS choices, but you’re not yet holding any offers, you might be able to add another choice.

30th June: Final Pre-Clearing Applications

Applications submitted to UCAS after 6pm on 30th June will be automatically entered into Clearing.

July: Clearing

We occasionally have a few places available during Clearing due to student withdrawals. It is always worth getting in touch with our Admissions Team to find out more.

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Apply Directly

Apply Directly

Please find below essential information for direct applications to our London and Leeds undergraduate courses.

If you need further information to aid your application, contact our Admissions Team by phone at +44 (0)20 8280 9119, by filling out our contact form, or by email at info@metfilmschool.co.uk.

What You Will Need

As part of your application, you will need to supply the following information:

  • A completed MetFilm School application form. This includes a personal statement of 500 words, an important part of the School’s selection process.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. This should clearly show the picture page and passport number.
  • (Optional): A CV which is up to date, including a full educational history and all other work or relevant experience.
  • (Optional): A portfolio, including scripts, photography, artwork, films, etc.

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BA (Hons) Acting for Screen*

  • Location: Leeds (Prime Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 96 | A Level: CCC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MMM | GCSE Maths & English: A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 Equivalents

BA (Hons) Content, Media & Film Production*

  • Location: London (Ealing Studios) and Leeds (Prime Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 96 | A Level: CCC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MMM | GCSE Maths & English: A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 Equivalents

BA (Hons) Film & Screen Business*

  • Location: London (Ealing Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 96 | A Level: CCC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MMM | GCSE Maths & English: A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 Equivalents

BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (Two-Year)

  • Location: London (Ealing Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 64 | A Level: CC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MPP

BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking (Three-Year)

  • Location: London (Ealing Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 64 | A Level: CC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MPP

BA (Hons) Screen Acting**

  • Location: London (Ealing Studios)
  • Entry Requirements: UCAS Points: 100 | A Level: BCC | BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DMM

*This course is offered through our ScreenSpace Partnership. Find out more.

**Please note: BA (Hons) Screen Acting includes additional submission material, listed below.

Direct Application Deadlines

We qualify applications and interview suitable candidates on a first-come-first-served basis and accept applications until the available spaces have been filled.

To ensure your application process goes smoothly, we advise you to discuss your application with a member of the MetFilm School Admissions Team, who will be able to advise you on all queries.

Language Requirements

For all our undergraduate courses (except BA Acting for Screen, BA Content, Media & Film Production, and BA Film & Screen Business), we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 (or equivalent), with at least a 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in listening, reading, and speaking. You must prove you can read, write, speak, and understand English to a certain level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

Alternatively to IELTS, the following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate B2 English Level: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1. Upon receipt of your application the Admissions Team will contact you if we require proof of your language ability.

For BA Acting for Screen, BA Content, Media & Film Production, and BA Film & Screen Business, we require an IELTS overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 in writing, listening, reading, and speaking.

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are from one of the following countries or territories, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in one of them:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • the British Overseas Territories
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You also do not need to prove your knowledge of English if one of the following applies:

  • You are a national of Canada
  • You are applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of your university degree course in the USA
  • You have proved your level of English in a previous VISA application

International Students

If you are an international student, applicants should check that the qualifications they hold are recognised in the UK. Ecctis is the UK’s national agency responsible for providing qualification information to individuals from outside of the UK who wish to work, study, or train within the UK.

Applicants with overseas qualifications can contact Ecctis at +44 (0)330 912 0040. We recommend applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the academic criteria submit their application, and we will then be able to make a full assessment.

International students who require a visa to study in the UK are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study for their visa application in time for their course start date.

International students who require a VISA to study in the UK are unfortunately not eligible to apply for the following programmes, which are offered through our ScreenSpace Partnership

  • BA (Hons) Acting for Screen
  • BA (Hons) Content, Media & Film Production
  • BA (Hons) Film & Screen Business

However, all other Undergraduate courses are open to all students who meet the relevant language and admissions requirements. Please get in touch with our Admissions Team, who can advise you on your application.

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UK Visa Information

UK Visa Information

All students who are coming from outside of the UK, including the EU and European Economic Area (EEA), will require a visa via the Student Route to study an undergraduate programme at London or Leeds.

Please find the key information on the visa process below:

What is the Student Route?

If you are coming to the UK for a full degree course (BA or MA), or a course of study lasting longer than six months, you must apply for a visa via the Student Route. You can use apply for your visa up to six months before the course start date.

The Student Route allows for the following:

  • The ability to work up to 20 hours per week during term-time, and full-time during vacations (for degree level and above).
  • Students who are sponsored by MetFilm School and have finished their course can be immediately enrolled onto a new degree level or above course, providing their leave has not yet expired, and that academic progression requirements are met.
  • Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply for a one-time non-extendable leave period of two years that does not require sponsorship. This is known as the Graduate Route.

Applying for a Student Route Visa

To apply for a visa via the Student Route, you will need:

  • A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • A CAS number issued by MetFilm School (your Admissions Manager will speak to you about this if your application is successful)
  • Documents as listed on your CAS
  • Evidence of your English language ability: you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level, which is upper-intermediate.

The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate B2 English Level: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

In order to be issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS Number) needed to apply for a visa via the Student Route, you will need to have paid the full course fee.

You should start preparing your documentation and funds to support your visa application as soon as your place at MetFilm School is confirmed. You should then submit your application up to six months prior to the course start date to ensure your application is successful.

Maintenance (Funds) Requirements

To apply for a visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself, including accommodation and living costs.

In order to study at MetFilm School London, you will need to show that you have £1,334 per month, for nine months, for your living expenses. This means the money you must show in total is £12,006.

In order to study at MetFilm School Leeds, you will need to show that you have £1,023 per month, for nine months, for your living expenses. This means the money you must show in total is £9,207.

You must show that you have held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance), ending no more than 31 days before the date of your application.

MetFilm School will require proof of the maintenance/funds available to you before we can issue you a CAS.

The Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application, a member of the Admissions Team will be in touch to discuss next steps. If successful, the applicant will be contacted to arrange a formal interview, which can be conducted in person or online.

MetFilm School will then let applicants know their enrolment decision within an appropriate time frame.

If you are accepted, you will be given an offer either directly from our Admissions Team, or via UCAS (depending on how you have applied). It is then your responsibility to accept this offer at your preferred institution.

Applicants that are accepted onto an undergraduate programme will then be obliged to complete their enrolment. To do so, applicants need to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is paid according to the terms and conditions as described in the offer letter issued to accepted students.

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, the full balance of second- or third-year fees are due by June of that same year. For example, a student who starts their second academic year in September 2021 should have paid their second year fees by June 2022.

Please note: All international applicants will need to pay the entire first year course fee before the School will be able to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which is needed for their student visa application.

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Complaints and Appeals Process

MetFilm School’s aim is to consider all applicants fairly, equitably, professionally, and in a timely fashion. We are sorry if your expectations have not been met, and hope that we can resolve any issues that have occurred.

If you are dissatisfied with the way that your application has been handled, or the behaviour of any member of staff during the admissions process, then in the first instance you should seek informal resolution with the Admissions Manager you have been allocated.

For more information on how to further escalate an appeal or complaint, please consult our Admissions Policy on the Policies and Key Documents page.

Contact Us

If you need further information to aid your application, contact our Admissions Team by phone at +44 (0)20 8280 9119, by filling in our contact form, or by email at info@metfilmschool.co.uk.