Norwich University of the Arts

Postgraduate Study

  • Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of NUA's MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.
  • We encourage our students to engage in critical discourse through course specific seminars, lectures and critiques; larger NUA symposia such as Dialogues (Fine Art) and Cowbird (Design); and attendance at national and international exhibitions and conferences.
  • NUA has an international reputation for research in Art and Design Interpretation and Curation and Moving Image and Sound. The 2014 national research audit – referred to as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – recognised 19% of NUA research as 'world leading' and 36% as 'internationally excellent'. NUA’s research has been judged to be particularly successful in terms of its impact on the broader cultural and economic landscape: 40% of NUA research has been classified as 'world leading' and 50% as 'nternationally excellent'.
  • Rated top Specialist Arts Institution in the UK (National Student Surveys 2013 and 2014) and best Specialist Institution in Art and Design (Complete University Guide 2014). Named as the winner of the Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2014.
  • We have strong links with the creative industries and professional development is integral to our courses. We see it as our responsibility to guide you towards options for future employment or further research, as well as giving you the freedom to develop your individual creative voice.
  • All teaching and technical staff are practising artists, designers, media makers and academics who bring these perspectives to their teaching and their networks to the studios and lecture theatres. They will ensure that you are able to enjoy an educational experience designed to meet the exacting requirements of postgraduate study, whether you are on a taught postgraduate course or registered on a postgraduate research award.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 60 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 33%
  • Part Time 67%


  • UK 83%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Creative arts & design 6 53 59

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,500
Mixed £6,500
Laboratory £6,500
Clinical -