Why do a postgraduate degree?

There are many reasons why you might want to extend your learning journey and consider a postgraduate degree.

You may need to qualify in a specific field – like architecture for example – to improve your job prospects or wish to specialise. It could be a pure passion for your craft and a desire to continue and enhance your learning.

Whatever your motivations, our postgraduate courses provide what you’re looking for, and more.

As the UK’s top creative specialist university (Complete University Guide and Guardian League Table 2021), and with TEF Gold Award status, UCA offers the very best in facilities, opportunities and teaching. Our academics and technicians are renowned for their own careers and successes and bring with them a wealth of knowledge, support and rich industry connections which you can exploit to develop your skills and vital working relationships.

You’ll be challenged to push the boundaries of whatever it is you’re learning, whether it’s marketing or making, theory or practice. You’ll question, critique, explore and experiment, and you’ll develop the technical and research skills required to excel in your sphere of the creative industries – whether it’s on a local, national or global scale.

UCA is a hub for several research centres, where you’ll find inspiration – including the Craft Study Centre, Animation Research Centre, Centre for Sustainable Design and the International Textile Research Centre – and perhaps take your learning even further.

Above all, you’ll do all this in a creative and friendly environment which gives you opportunities to collaborate with students from other courses and the room and freedom to thrive and grow.  

Fee discounts

We now have a range of fee discounts for all current UCA students and recent UK and EU alumni who apply to study a postgraduate course at UCA. The amounts vary depending on your chosen course and the grade you achieve for your BA degree.

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