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Apply for postgraduate study

Join a community of creative practitioners, guided and informed by academic experts and visiting specialists from the creative industries. Apply now for an MA or MArch Architecture course.

Apply for a postgraduate course

Applicants for Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Architecture (MArch) study at Norwich are typically expected to have a BA (Hons) / BSc degree of 2:1 or above (or equivalent) in a subject related to their proposed course of study.

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline may also be considered, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

For our MA courses you will be required to fill in our application form and send in your portfolio which will be reviewed by our academics. Those who are applying for the MArch will be asked to interview.

Application deadline

There’s no formal deadline for applying for postgraduate study but we recommend you submit your application by 25 August in the year you wish to start. This will allow time for the necessary paperwork to be processed if you are offered a place.

International students requiring a visa are advised to apply as soon as possible in the year they wish to start. For further advice please contact

Apply for an MA or MArch course

Applications to postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts by completing an Application Form, below.

Detach the Reference Form and forward it to your chosen referee with a request to complete and return to Norwich at the address indicated.

Email your completed form to or post to:

Norwich University of the Arts
Francis House
3 – 7 Redwell St

We will endeavour to contact you within two weeks of receiving both your application and a reference from your nominated referee.

Postgraduate Application Form — Word Document 2023-24 (54kb)

Please return your postgraduate application to

Interview process for MArch

If you’re invited to interview for the MArch, we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your motivation for postgraduate study.

Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.

Terms and conditions

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