We welcome applications from national and international students. With limited places available on each course, we encourage you to apply early.
The deadline for Conservation of Books and Library Materials applications for 2019 entry is 1 February 2019.
The deadline for all other applications for 2019 entry is 1 March 2019. Later course applications will be considered if there are still places available.
There are several levels of Diploma and Masters Degrees at West Dean College and generally, for postgraduate study a good first degree in a relevant subject and related practical experience is required. Specific entry requirements are listed on each programme page.
Admissions Policy Statement
West Dean College is committed to ensuring that students are recruited, selected, taught, assessed and otherwise treated solely on their relevant merits and abilities. The College supports the principle of equal opportunities and therefore no student will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, religion, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, political beliefs, age, sexual orientation, gender or marital status.
The Admissions Policy and Procedures apply to all individuals applying to study on a Diploma or Degree Course at West Dean College, and all staff involved in any aspect of admissions within the College.
Full details about the admissions process, including interviews and offers of a place are in the downloadable document below.
Interested applicants and bursary enquiries for the Foundation
Diploma in Art and Design should contact:
Interested applicants for the Developing Skills and Creative Language in Tapestry Weaving should contact: email@example.com
You will be required to complete an application form relevant to your chosen subject. You can download forms from the course page on this website or a hard copy can be obtained from the Admissions Officer.
As a candidate you will be required to fill out the following sections on the application form:
You will need to supply the following documents with the completed application form:
*Please check if this is required on the document checklist on the application form
The Admissions Officer will confirm receipt of the application form by email within 5 working days. The acknowledgement provides information on the next stage of the application process and contact details of the Admissions Officer.
For further information about the interview process and offers please see the Admissions Policy and Procedure document.
Fees for all full time programmes:
Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - per term £2,280, per academic year £6,840
Accommodation - self-catering - per term £1,740, per academic year £5,220
Fees for the MA (10 week extension):
Accommodation - all inclusive - 7 days a week - per term - £1,900
Accommodation - self catering - per term - £1,450
Fees for an MA p/t:
Accommodation - all inclusive - per term - On request
Monday 1 October - Friday 21 December 2018
Two-week Christmas break
Monday 7 January - Friday 29 March 2019
Three-week Easter break (Good Friday 19 April, Easter Monday 22 April)
Tuesday 23 April - Monday 15 July 2019
MA 10-week component: Monday 15 July - Friday 20 September 2019
Monday 30 September - Friday 20 December 2019
Two-week Christmas break
Monday 6 January - Friday 27 March 2020
Three-week Easter break (Good Friday 10 April, Easter Monday 13 April)
Monday 20 April - Monday 13 July 2020
MA 10 week extension 13 July - Friday 18 September 2020