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University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) offers a portfolio of rich, practice-based postgraduate courses across four campuses in Surrey and Kent. The courses offer a blend of art, design and creative business to help students further their career, pursue their passion, refine and develop their creative skill set, and gain business acumen and qualifications.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

359 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 52%
  • Part Time 48%


  • UK 58%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Art & Design 0 160 160
Other 40 60 100
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 45 45
Marketing 0 25 25
Business & Management Studies 0 15 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5
Architecture 0 5 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,720–9,000
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Nick Jack Scholarship: £5,000 awarded to one student on the MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury; please refer to the university website for details of how to apply.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Priority is given to new students starting a full-time course whose home address is furthest away from the campus.
  • Accommodation ranges from on-campus halls of residence to managed flats and houses; all self-catering and the majority in single study bedrooms.
  • Students' safety and welfare is extremely important: to ensure this, out-of-hours cover is provided by teams of student wardens.