Taught course

Exhibition Studies

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

Entry requirements

An application to study a Masters level qualification within an arts-related discipline will normally be considered in the light of a your ability to meet the following criteria: •2:1 or above degree in an arts-related subject •a satisfactory reference The above should demonstrate that the you have a sufficient level of knowledge to embark upon the programme (including the required linguistic competence) and to complete the programme within the time limits. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

With close links to local and international arts organisations, this unique programme of study focuses on the history and practice of exhibition culture, allowing you to specialise in diverse fields of design, art, fashion and crafts.

  • Full time 1 year, part time two years
  • Supported by internationally renowned arts organisations, including Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT and RIBA North
  • Taught using studios, lectures, seminars and field trips
  • Offers best practice and the very latest in innovative forms of exhibition and curatorial practices
  • Students can apply for the prestigious Susan Cotton Travel Awards and a range of other study bursaries available

The programme is underpinned by the work of the Exhibition Research Centre. It draws upon the internationally distinguished expertise of staff and visiting staff engaged in theoretical and applied research in the field of exhibitions studies and curating, in collaboration with key cultural local and international institutions.

Operating in close partnership with Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, FACT (Foundation for Creative Art and Technology) and RIBA North (Royal Institute of British Architects), we can offer our students opportunities to develop public presentations, curatorial projects, and exhibitions in real-life contexts.

In addition, the programme benefits from the context of our own Exhibition Research Centre Gallery located at the School Art and Design John Lennon Building; LJMU Library, Special Collections and Archives (including Liverpool Biennial Archives) as well as a range of international collaborations and partnerships developed by staff, such as a partnership with the MA Curating programme at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Teaching on the programme is delivered within the studio environment, with a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits and field trips.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies for up to date information regarding fees. The Faculty can be contacted by email at APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk or telephone 0151 231 5175

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090