Masters Degrees

Take a look at the exciting Masters Degrees we have to offer here at The Northern School of Art! Click the links below to browse our MA courses and scroll down for more information on how to apply.





Postgraduate Masters Degrees

How to Apply

All applications for postgraduate programmes are made directly to the School. Application forms are available online or by contacting:
When to apply
There is no set deadline for postgraduate applications but we encourage you to apply early enough to prepare for fees and accommodationin good time if required.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must have one of the following: • Degree at 2:1 or above, or is currently studying at Level 6; or • Degree at 2:2 and evidence of postgraduate study (PGCE teaching qualification, PG Certificate or PG Diploma); or • Experiential learning in lieu of a degree to be assessed by Programme Leader Applicants holding other qualifications may also be considered provided that they have appropriate relevant professional experience. Applicants from the EU should contact for further information.
You must also supply two references to support your application, preferably one should be an academic reference and the other from a creative practitioner or employer.
Your MA proposal and interview
Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be required to submit a proposal outlining their intentions for MA study. This will be explored further if invited to an interview. The programme leader and specialist practice-based staff will evaluate the proposal to determine its feasibility in the context of the resources required and the availability of specialist staff to support their chosen area of study. Your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words. This does not need to be detailed but should include: • A title • Your reasons for applying to study an MA course at The Northern School of Art • A description of your current practice • The proposed direction of your MA study (including potential research ideas/themes) • Explain how you intend to develop your proposal into a body of work that is unique
Your interview will consist of:
1) Presentation of your proposal. • For MA Creative Design Enterprise: i) Articulate the direction of your practice and/or research ii) Show that you are focussing on your area of interest iii) Demonstrate your own perspective on your chosen area of study • For MA Design History: i) Articulate the direction of your research ii) Where do you see your research focussing? iii) What you think you will bring to the field of Design History 2) Q & A
Types of questions that will be asked at interview, but not confined to:
1. Why have you chosen this programme? 2. What are your strengths and weakness? 3. Specific questions about your proposal