Postgraduate Application

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN for courses commencing in September 2021 - Taught 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 courses starting in Sept. 2021 NOW OPEN. To find out more about applying for a postgraduate programme at NCAD, see below for programmes, entry requirements, fees, and application procedures.




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NCAD occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland, offering postgraduate taught masters and PhDs in Design, Fine Art, Education and Visual Culture.

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The entry requirements and application procedure for our taught masters and PhD programmes in Design, Fine Art, Visual Culture and Education are set out here.

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Find out more about postgraduate Scholarships at NCAD.

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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 applicants to postgraduate programmes at NCAD.

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Submit your application for a taught masters or PhD at NCAD.

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

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