Course Comparison

Course MRes Computer Music BA (Hons) Fine Art
Award Master of Research - MRes 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 Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:

  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours (in music, music technology or a related subject) 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 are an overseas applicant you can check the comparability of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirement

If English is not your first language, you must have proficiency in written and spoken English (normally a minimum test score of 6.5 for IELTS, or equivalent). Given the nature of the programme, you’ll be expected to read and engage with complex theoretical texts and debates for which fluency in English is essential. 

English language requirements.

A level 
A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM. 

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 art and design or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C.


English language requirements.


Equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.


An interview and portfolio presentation are requirements for entry onto this course.

Find further information on our interview and portfolio guidance page.