School of Arts and Cultures

How to Apply

How to Apply

Overview

Find out what you need to do to apply for one of our postgraduate courses.

For all our our MFA, MPhil or PhD courses, you need to apply online.

Each degree has unique requirements. Find out how to apply for a taught degree or for a research degree.

What you need to include for all applications

For all our courses you need to write:

  • a statement about your studio work
  • your reasons for wanting to study at postgraduate level
  • your reasons for applying to Newcastle

You need to send 20-30 images of your studio work.

These may be in the form of:

  • photographs
  • a CD/DVD containing images or video
  • USB stick
  • Powerpoint
  • Pdf

The images should be of recent work, but you can also include past work that you feel is pertinent to the application, or reveals particular development.

Taught Degrees

This is information about how to apply for the Master in Fine Art (MFA) degree. Information about applying for a MPhil or PhD is on the next tab.

Read information about how to apply for a MPhil or PhD.

Apply for the MFA degree

We particularly welcome applications from international students. Applicants not based in the UK are not required to attend an interview. However, we may conduct an interview via Skype.

Closing dates

For all applicants, applications should be submitted to us by May 31.

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis and if places are still available.

To discuss the course, please contact the MFA Programme Director, Irene Brown.

Research Degrees

This is information about how to apply for a MPhil or PhD. Information about applying for the Master in Fine Art (MFA) degree is on the previous tab.

Read information about how to apply for a MFA.

Apply for a MPhil or PhD

You have to submit a research proposal as part of your application. We strongly advise you to contact us before you apply to discuss your project.

It is essential to bear in mind our staff's research interests when deciding to apply for research degrees with us.

We particularly welcome applications from international students. Applicants not based in the UK are not required to attend an interview. However, we may conduct an interview via Skype.

Closing dates

Application for MPhil and PhD degrees can be made at any time. Studies normally start in September.

If you are a UK or an EU student and intend to apply to us for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding, read the information on our funding page about when to apply.

To discuss any aspect of your application, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Ed Juler.