Postgraduate Application

Masters programmes, and thesis and practice-based PhD study can be undertaken at NCAD. Artists, designers, educators, curators, theorists, critics, historians and other cultural workers pursue postgraduate studies at NCAD. Our doctoral researchers are attracted by a dynamic environment attuned to the latest developments in art, design, education, visual and material culture, criticism and theory, and are supervised by leading practitioners in these fields.

Applications for postgraduate courses starting in Sept. 2022 NOW OPEN. Here you will find all you need to know about the application process to all your postgraduate study options at NCAD, as well as entry requirements, scholarships & funding, fees, and information for international applicants.


NCAD Works 2021 - Graduate Showcase
See the work of NCAD postgraduate students.

Masters Programmes

Masters Programmes

Apply for a Masters programme in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture or Education. Course Information | Start Dates | Apply.

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PhD Programmes

Apply for a PhD programme in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture or Education.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for all Masters programmes in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture or Education.

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Find out more about Masters and PhD scholarships and funding for students at NCAD.

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Fees & Funding

Fee information for Irish, European and International applicants, including information about the UK EU referendum result and NCAD tuition fees.

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International Applicants

English language and other requirements for international applicants to postgraduate programmes at NCAD.

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If you need to discuss your postgraduate application in more detail, please contact us at See below for more NCAD Admissions Office contact information.

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