Course Comparison

Course MA Creative Writing BA (Hons) English with History
Award Master of Arts - MA Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Humanities and Performing Arts School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Entry requirements

Evidence of your writing ability is required. A sample of no more than ten pages of original writing must be submitted with all applications.

For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:

first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (from a UK university) 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.

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

English language requirement 

If English is not your first language then evidence of English proficiency is required. The level of proficiency that is required can vary with the type of programme you’re applying for. For further advice on the relevance of overseas qualification and proficiency in English, please contact our International Office.

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 7.

View our English language requirements.

A levels:
Minimum of two A levels including A level English Language, Literature or Creative Writing at Grade B, excluding general studies.  

International baccalaureate: 28 points

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.

GCSE: 
Mathematics and English language grade C / 4. If you do meet this criteria please seek further advice with the admission team on ug-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.


For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.