Course Comparison

Course
BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing with Foundation
Award
Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years 4 years
Assessment breakdown
100% coursework 100% coursework
Course type
Full-time Full-time
Placement
(+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location
Plymouth Plymouth
Provider
School of Society and Culture School of Society and Culture
Entry requirements

A levels
Typical offer will be 104 points from a minimum of 2 A levels including A level English Language, Literature or Creative Writing, or a related subject (e.g., History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Sociology) at Grade B, excluding General Studies.

International Baccalaureate
26–28 points overall. Typical offer will be 26 points overall including three subjects at Higher Level and English at grade 5 at Higher Level. If overseas and not studying English within IB, you must have IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5 in all elements.  

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM. Please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably English, humanities or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

GCSE
Mathematics and English language grade C/4. If you meet this criteria, please seek further advice from the Admissions team at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.

Don’t have 32–48 UCAS tariff points? We will consider ‘non-standard’ applications on a case-by-case basis.

A levels
Typical offer is 32 points from a minimum of two A levels.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
PPP. Refer to tutor; however, a BTEC is usually only considered with another qualification, i.e., A level.

International Baccalaureate
24 overall.

All Access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preferably English, humanities or combined), including GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent.

GCSE English
Grade C/4 or above. If your grade is lower than this, please refer to our Admissions team for further advice.

We are looking for applicants with good potential, including those with non-standard qualifications and backgrounds, so will consider every application on a case-by-case basis.

Get in touch with our friendly Admissions team on +44 (0)1752 585858 or email us at admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.