Applying to Pearson College London 

We're looking for students with raw talent and big aspirations; our admissions process is designed to reflect this. We'll assess your potential to succeed and thrive on your chosen degree and we'll guide you through your application from start to finish. 

Admissions Criteria and Process:
We give equal value to applicants of all backgrounds and experience. All applicants are considered for entry regardless of qualification via our unique Applicant Day route. The average tariff of our current applicants is 300 UCAS points.

How to apply 


If you'd like to study full-time, you'll need to apply through UCAS. Our institution code is P34 and you'll find the UCAS codes for each degree on the relevant page of the website. 


If you'd like to study part-time, please apply directly to us by completing our part-time application form.

Entry requirements

You'll find our typical entry requirements for each degree on the relevant page of the website, framed in UCAS points with example A-level grades given in brackets. We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are currently studying) the International Baccalaureate, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U and Welsh Baccalaureate. We do also accept other qualifications so please contact us if you would like to check if we accept what you are studying.

Non-traditional entry

We're looking for students with lots of ability and a real passion for their chosen subject. We consider every application on its individual merits and we're happy to consider a wide range of academic, vocational and professional qualifications, as well as work and life experience.

So, if you don't have the UCAS tariff points you need, or traditional entry qualifications, don't be deterred from applying. We offer assessment-based entry to assess your potential to succeed on your chosen course. Once you have made an application we’ll then invite you to sit an interview and carry out some assessments, as part of your Applicant Day. The assessments will vary, depending on your chosen discipline, but they may include evaluation of your personal portfolio, a creative assignment, an online Critical Thinking test, a Core Abilities test (numerical, verbal and non-verbal reasoning) and an essay on a subject relevant to your chosen degree. 

Assessment-based entry will be used if you don't meet our typical entry requirements or if you'd like to be considered for a scholarship. If you'd like to talk to us about your circumstances, before submitting your application, you're welcome to call our Admissions Team on
+44 (0) 203 441 1310 or email

Applicant Days

Once you've applied, we'll invite you to an Applicant Day. These are tailored specifically to the degree you're interested in, so they're a great opportunity to find out more. They're also a chance for us to get to know you better and talk to you about your aims and aspirations and what you want to gain from studying here. 

What to expect 

Unlike an Open Day, an Applicant Day is just for applicants, which means you'll get in-depth, relevant information about your chosen degree. The day will also include your interview and if you don’t meet our typical entry requirements or you’re applying for a scholarship, your entry assessments. We’ll let you know when you apply if you need to sit our entry assessments, so you’ll know well in advance of your Applicant Day, and we’ll send you advice and tips to help you prepare. 

You’ll find Pearson College London friendly and welcoming and your Applicant Day is very much a two-way process. You’ll be able to ask us questions, chat to our students, see where you’ll be studying and talk to our Student Support team about fees, finance and accommodation. 

Why do we interview our students?

We interview all our students because we genuinely want to find out more about you, and your motivation for your chosen subject. The important thing for us is your potential, and that you have what it takes to succeed and thrive on your course, beyond your predicted grades and personal statement. 

Language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All our courses are taught in English. 

International students 

We’re applying for Highly Trusted Status from the UK Visas and Immigration Office, which will allow us to recruit international students onto all our degrees, so you can study here in London. However, at the moment, we can't accept applications from non UK/EU students. We'll let you know as soon as this changes, so please keep an eye on our website for the latest news.

Appeals and Complaints procedure

If on the rare occasion an applicant experiences a problem with the admissions process they should normally first raise the matter with the Admissions Manager by emailing: If an informal discussion does not resolve the situation satisfactorily, complaints should be put in writing to the Vice Principal (Academic Quality and Enhancement) at:

If an applicant wishes to appeal against an application outcome they should complete this form.

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