Taught course

Art in Science

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Entry requirements

Please see the course page for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Art and Science are often seen as two different entities with very separate ideas of what constitutes research. The MA Art in Science at Liverpool School of Art and Design aims to bring together artists and scientists to explore collaborative approaches in Art and Science research and practice. From anatomy to algorithms, pixels to performance, science to semiotics, the programme supports creative curiosity, in partnership with experts across the University and beyond.
  • Enrol on an innovative programme, collaboratively developed with academic experts across a number of disciplines that include: Art and Design, Sports Science, Public Health, Evolutionary Anthropology, Astrophysics, Technology and Museum Practice
  • Enjoy access to a number of different established research centres across Liverpool John Moores University
  • Explore the relationship between art and science, including the historical and theoretical connections between art and science as cultures and practices, and understand how these ideas translate into contemporary experiences
  • Develop real world skills on a programme unique to the UK and decide which areas of art and science you wish to investigate as you progress through the programme
  • Explore Art/Science project briefs in unexpected forms
  • Liverpool School of Art and Design offers a unique collaborative environment for postgraduate students
  • See examples of student projects on the Liverpool School of Art and Design postgraduate website

The MA is a studio-based programme with collaborative practice and discovery at its core and you will be encouraged to work across disciplines and, where appropriate, collaborate with other MA programmes within the Liverpool School of Art and Design. The programme will offer a number of options for collaboration including; Science and Archaeological Visualisation, Museum Practice, Education, Public Health, Biomedical Communications, Sports Science and Forensic Investigation.

You will focus on the practical application of art in a science context and be guided in understanding how this translates through a sequence of set and self-initiated projects. You will be encouraged to be critically aware of a range of international contemporary collaborative areas in art and science practice, and will analyse the concepts, values and debates that inform study and practice in the field.

You will define your existing practice and extend its scope and ambition within an Art and Science context, while studying themes related to public engagement, ethics, data protection, working with humans in research, and developing an understanding of current research happening in collaborative areas in Art and Science.

The programme is delivered full-time over one year or part-time over two years and features a significant amount of independent study.

You will exhibit your final work at the Masters degree show which involves all Liverpool School of Art and Design's taught postgraduate Masters students. Full time students complete 4 x 30 credit modules in Semesters 1 and 2 and 1 x 60 credit module between March and August. Part-time students complete 3 x 30 credit modules in their first year and 1 x 30 and 1 x 60 credit module in their second year.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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0151 231 5090