Course Comparison

Course MA Design MA Integrated Design Innovation
Award Master of Arts - MA Master of Arts - MA
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

You will normally require:

  • A first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • An ordinary or foundation degree, a higher national or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.
  • Provide a portfolio of work for discussion at interview.
  • If you have overseas qualifications, you can check their compatibility with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
Partner Institutions: Applicants from our partner institutions, and those students who are already studying with us in the School of Art, Design and Architecture, will not need to provide a portfolio. Applicants from our partner institutions considering us for MA Design study will need to provide a digital portfolio of their last three projects.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office at international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

If you would like an informal chat about MA Design please contact the programme leader at ada@plymouth.ac.uk.

A 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with associated fields of practice.

Applicants will be required to submit an outline of their experience in a 500-word statement.

Work experience in the creative or manufacturing sectors (or other professionally relevant activity) is highly desirable, though not required. Applicants with extensive industry experience can claim credits following the University of Plymouth Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy.

For an informal discussion about the course please contact the programme leader at ada@plymouth.ac.uk.

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service.

English requirements

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

For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualifications and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.