At UCA, we pride ourselves on offering rich practice-based postgraduate courses with expert teaching from world-renowned staff, industry standard facilities, and excellent career advice.
Our courses are internationally recognised in the creative industries for the development of specialist skills, allowing you to build on expertise in your chosen field; a natural and seamless journey from undergraduate study to postgraduate certification.
While it may not increase your starting salary, a postgraduate degree can give you better access to higher-paid jobs, with studies showing that you can earn up to 30% more over the course of your career than those with an undergraduate degree.
If you‘re already a creative professional, a postgraduate degree will provide you with an opportunity to update and refine certain skills, or to develop new or experimental ideas.
A taught postgraduate degree could act as a conversion course to a different career by equipping you with a whole new skillset.
If you enjoyed your undergraduate degree, and want to continue to immerse yourself in the subject, an extra year in postgraduate education, or even staying to complete a PhD or Research degree, would be ideal.
To become a registered architect takes seven years, with a combination of study and experience in the field. Our School of Architecture at UCA Canterbury offers both a BA (Hons) and MArch in Architecture to take you through the educational requirements. These courses are unconditionally validated by the Architects’ Registration Board and Royal Institute of British Architects (ARB/RIBA).
"My experience was everything I had hoped it would be. After graduating from my BA, I felt I lacked a real depth to my contextual and theoretical knowledge, and wanted to further develop this. The MA provided this in a way that not only covered a lot of material and key concepts and theories, but also encouraged further development of my own research into theories more pertinent to my practice."
"I chose to do postgraduate study because I had reached my limits and needed a way to get beyond them. Jewellery and stones have been my passion and hobby for a long time and I was very keen to get back into an academic environment. So I decided to combine education and academic study, with the aims of eventually combining teaching, research and and selling handmade, art jewellery. "
"The MA programme encouraged external engagement which was essential for the development of my practice outside of the university context. This was something that was actively encouraged by the course leader. Acquiring these skills during has proven to be highly advantageous in pursuing professional practice post-degree. I still continue to work on a highly collaborative basis."
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