Taught course

Jewellery and Related Products GradCert

Birmingham City University · School of Jewellery

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate honours degree, first or upper second, in an Art and Design related subject with portfolio. Candidates may be admitted without an Art/Design degree via APEL/APL subject to agreement of Academic Registrar, for example if they have a high level of educational, industrial or professional experience.


Months of entry


Course content

Running from February to September, this intensive, six month postgraduate jewellery course will help familiarise students with the key practical processes, techniques and terminology within contemporary jewellery and related products.

This course caters for students looking to top up their skills before taking an MA, as well as art and design graduates looking to specialise in jewellery.

Students will benefit from outstanding workshop based development from expert staff. The course combines theory and practice.

Students will develop their skills and work in workshops to produce pieces of a professional standard jewellery and related products. Lectures and seminars will be backed up by industry and cultural visits.


The course consists of two modules. Each module consists of a nominal 300 hours of study time

Materials and Processes (Conventions and Innovation);
Self-Initiated Project.

Students will be taught by an experienced jewellery designer-maker, and have access to first class studios five day a week, with intensive, full-day tutorials three days per week.

Information for international students

Applicants must hold a qualification recognised as graduate status and agreed by Academic Registry and English IELTS 6 (average) or GCSE English C or above.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
6 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44(0)121 331 5595