Taught course

Contemporary Art

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

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:1 in a relevant subject
Additional information:
  • IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

January, September, June

Course content

This Contemporary Art MPhil from LJMU is designed for artists, writers, curators and cultural practitioners.
  • Study on a programme backed by the cutting-edge research of the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) at Liverpool School of Art and Design and Liverpool Biennial
  • Benefit from partnerships with key cultural institutions in Liverpool including Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial and FACT
  • Develop distinctive research-based practice
  • Be supported by internationally distinguished academics, visiting professors and advisers
  • Each programme of study must be approved by Faculty and University Research Degrees Committees
This nationally and internationally distinctive programme supports practice-based research in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and in parallel to its biannual cycle. It offers the opportunity to undertake advance research in areas relating to a wide range of artistic practices, critical writing, exhibition studies, and curating, including periodic art exhibitions such as biennials.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090