Course Comparison

MA Architectural Design FdSc Naval Architecture
Master of Arts - MA Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
1 year 3 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time Part-time
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Plymouth City College Plymouth
School of Art, Design and Architecture City College Plymouth
Entry requirements

You are required to have a 2.2 degree (50 per cent or above) in degree studies, design mark of 55 per cent or above in final degree year design. Plus submission of a satisfactory portfolio and a successful academic interview.

We also require references from previous university, employer and / or similar.

Work experience for approximately 12 months in an architect’s office or other professionally relevant activity is highly desirable, though not required.

For an informal discussion about MA Architectural Design please contact the programme leader at

Following completion of the MA Architectural Design programme, you'll have the opportunity to continue study on the RIBA-validated MArch Architecture programme or MPhil/PhD Architecture programmes.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualifications and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.