Creative Arts and Industries

Postgraduate study options

Our postgraduate degree programmes and research areas in architecture, urban planning, urban design, heritage conservation, dance studies, contemporary art, music and sound combine in-depth study of your chosen discipline with opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative practice across the faculty. We offer a range of research, taught and professional programmes that are designed for people who aspire to both academic and professional careers.


Research or a taught programme?

Our programmes fall into two main categories – research programmes and taught programmes. The School of Architecture and Planning also offers two professional programmes and a suite of combined masters programmes. Part-time study options are available for all programmes.

  • Research programmes involve research that generally leads to the writing of a thesis, composition or performance. These programmes are ideal for students wanting to explore an area of interest, to test the status quo and/or to develop a new body of creative work or understanding.
  • Taught programmes generally incorporate both lecture and project/research components. They are designed for people who want to gain higher qualifications to achieve a career aspiration or for personal development. If you want to become a registered architect, for example, you will need to complete the Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)), a 2-year taught programme for students who hold a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (or equivalent).

What’s your goal?

We offer degree and diploma programmes across seven areas of study – architecture, urban planning, urban design, heritage conservation, contemporary art, music and dance.

  • Bachelors (Honours) degrees – programmes that follow on from a bachelors degree, enabling students to extend their knowledge and skills through further coursework and a dissertation.
  • Postgraduate diplomas – graduate level qualifications that provide opportunities to venture into research and a pathway into a masters degree.
  • Masters – degrees that offer advanced specialist study and/or research in a particular field.
  • Doctorates – internationally recognised degrees of real distinction for students who intend to pursue an academic or research career.
  • Graduate diplomas – qualifications aimed primarily at practising professionals to enable further study in a particular area without necessarily undertaking advanced research.


View the highlights, structure and entry requirements of any programme at the links below.

Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design and Heritage Conservation

Professional programmes

Research programmes

Taught programmes

Combined Masters

Dance Studies


Fine Arts



Research programmes

Taught programmes



Postgraduate prospectus

Image of the front cover the prospectus featuring an art installation.

Postgraduate Prospectus 

Information on all areas of postgraduate study in our faculty.

Creative Arts and Industries Postgraduate Prospectus (e-book)


Postgraduate Prospectus
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