Why do a postgraduate degree?

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.

To further your career - 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.

To specialise - 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.

As a change of direction - a taught postgraduate degree could act as a conversion course to a different career by equipping you with a whole new skillset.

To pursue your passion - 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 qualify - 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).

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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