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Get a discount on your MA fees

Thinking about doing an MA? We now offer a 15% discount on MA fees for all our pre-degree, foundation and undergraduate alumni, and if you've studied a short course with us you qualify for a 10% discount on MA fees. Read on to find out more...
We are pleased to announce that we have increased the discount offered to graduates who progress onto postgraduate study at Plymouth College of Art.

Whether you studied at pre-degree or foundation level, or if you did your undergraduate degree with us, you will qualify for a 15% discount on your fees if you choose to enrol on one of our postgraduate programmes, no matter when you last studied with us. Postgraduate fees are usually £7,200 (full time study) but with the 15% Alumni Progression Award discount you'll pay £6,120, saving £1,080.

Our Short Course graduates are also eligible for a 10% discount on fees for postgraduate study here at Plymouth College of Art, so with your 10% Short Courses Progression Award discount you'll pay £6,480, saving £720.

From MAs in Ceramics and Photography, to studying on our MA in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice or our MA in Disruptive Design, there are 17 different postgraduate programmes available for you to choose from.

“It’s great to have programme staff teaching the MAs who run their own businesses - really inspiring.”
MA Glass student

Studying at the Postgraduate Centre at Plymouth College of Art means that you will join an active, cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers. Our postgraduate programmes will give you critical insight into the contemporary creative landscape and empower you to work effectively from your carefully chosen place within it. See the full list of postgraduate programmes we offer.

Our postgraduate programmes are structured to encourage debate, exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration. This is achieved through a combination of cross-disciplinary and specialist teaching and a dedicated base used by all MA cohorts and alumni.

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Why do an MA?

According to Advance HE’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018, the most popular reasons for undertaking a Masters were to progress in a current career path (57%), improve employment prospects (56%) or develop a personal interest (48%), with 22% of respondents also saying that they chose to do an MA to change their career path.

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What kind of financial support can I get if I do an MA?

If you’re starting a master’s degree, did you know you could get a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,906 to help with course fees and living costs?

Not sure which programme to choose?

Come to our next Open Day or one of our informal Campus Experience Days, and chat to current students and staff about what it’s like to study in the Postgraduate Centre, and which programme of study would be best suited to you. Our recruitment team will also be on hand to give advice on finance, accommodation and support. If you can’t join us on any of the dates listed on our Open Days page, please email or call +44 (0)1752 203434 to organise a visit at a time that is convenient for you.