Entry requirements

MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Jewellery programme encourages the development of an individual and distinctive jewellery practice through engagement with contemporary approaches to materials, and its relation to body and form.

Pursuing exploration through a diverse range of material expressions, you will be encouraged to challenge preconceptions about materials and status within the world of jewellery, fashion and craft. The programme is uniquely placed to offer a rich cross-disciplinary practice; you will have access to our spacious and well-equipped metal and jewellery studios, as well as ceramics, glass and resistant materials workshops, and our superbly equipped Fab Lab.

You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, and be encouraged to consider what it means to be a craftsperson in the 21st century. Key issues include sustainability, material life cycles, added value and approaches to the creative industries, museum and gallery interpretation and curation.

The programme addresses histories, technologies, contexts, material qualities, conceptual and narrative developments. Current issues around craft are explored such as the rise of digital tools and technologies, hybrid practices, sustainability and globalisation. You are encouraged to consider these issues through testing, making, re-making, evaluating and positioning your critically engaged practice.

This programme encourages entrepreneurial creativity through self-initiated and independent approaches to making, whilst considering the subject at its extreme edges in relation to process, technique, application, potential customer use and audience.

Information for international students

Our International Fees* are very competitive and are less costly than many of our competitors – yet our facilities are world-leading.

*Excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support.

Visa information

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Read more on Arts University Plymouth funding here

Masters degree and MA by Research (UK students)

Full-time - £8,900

Part-time - £4,985

Masters degree and MA by Research (EU & International students)

Full-time - £16,500

Part-time - £8,800

Alumni Progression Award: 15% discount on MA or MFA fees for Undergraduate, Pre-Degree and FAD graduates who go on to postgraduate study with us.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434