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Undergraduate Courses

At NUA you can study for qualifications at a number of different levels.

As you read through the course profiles you will notice that some subjects are available at more than one level, so please refer back to the definitions below to help you decide which is right for you.

BA (Hons) Degrees

BA degrees are qualifications that help you develop a thorough understanding of a particular subject. They usually take three years to complete on a full-time basis and you will find you have much more of an input into the direction your learning takes than you’ve had previously. Upon completion you may decide to continue your education with a Masters Degree (MA) qualification or use your degree to help start your professional career.

Four Year BA Degree (Year 0)

Year 0 is the first year of a four year BA (Hons) degree course. The University College offers a Year 0 learning opportunity for two of its courses – BA Graphic Design and BA Fine Art. You may wish to consider applying for the four year course if you have a strong commitment to your chosen specialist area of study but feel you have yet to acquire the experience and range of skills you would need to successfully undertake degree level study in three years.

Working with subject staff in specialist workshops and studios, alongside peers from all years of your chosen course as well as postgraduate students, Year 0 offers you the additional time to develop the skills and knowledge you need to successfully complete your degree course.

How to Apply

Find out more about applying to undergraduate courses at NUA.

NUA Term Dates

Undergraduate Academic Year 2014/15

New Student Induction Week 29/09/14 – 03/10/14
Term 1 06/10/14 – 12/12/14
Term 2 05/01/15 – 20/03/15
Term 3 13/04/15 – 03/07/15

15 December 2014 – 2 January 2015
Easter: 23 March 2015 – 10 April 2015
Summer: 6 July 2015 – tbc

Undergraduate Academic Year 2015/16

New Student Induction Week 14/09/15 – 18/09/15
Term 1 21/09/15 – 18/12/15
Term 2 04/01/16 – 18/03/16
Term 3 04/04/16 – 03/06/16

21 December 2015 – 4 January 2016
Easter: 21 March 2016 – 4 April 2016 Summer: 11 June 2016 – tbc