Entry Requirements


Entry requirements A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or appropriate professional experience. Applicants present a portfolio at interview. Alternative arrangements will be made for overseas applicants.

  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.
  • Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparibility with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirement: If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme for which you are applying for. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. View the table of English language requirements.

If you would like an informal chat about MA Design please contact the programme leader Email: p2davis@plymouth.ac.uk or link directly to pg-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk and international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Link to MA Desgin page at University of Plymouth.