Course Comparison

Course MA Creative Writing FdA History with English
Award Master of Arts - MA Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
Duration 1 year 2 years
Assessment breakdown - -
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth PETROC
Provider School of Humanities and Performing Arts PETROC
Entry requirements

Applicants are required to attend an informal interview with the Programme Leader. Further details will be communicated once an application has been received.  

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;


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