Entry requirements (Home)
Our philosophy enables us to accept a wide range of applicants.
All candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme. Although most applicants will be graduates, the fact that candidates may not have a degree is not necessarily a bar to entry. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. The Programme Leader will make a decision on whether to admit the candidate on the basis of experience.
Applications to masters study within Exhibition Studies will normally be considered in the light of the candidate's ability to meet the following criteria:
1. Generally applicants should have a 2:1 or above degree in a visual arts related subject. Appropriate indicators will include references, academic transcripts or their equivalent.
2. The applicant must demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge to embark upon the programme (including the required linguistic competence) and to complete the programme within the required time limits.
3. Applicants should provide evidence, in the view of the assessors, of the learning capability, study opportunity and commitment to a postgraduate programme of study.
Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 must be achieved, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications for entry will be considered in light of other abilities and experiences that they may be able to evidence. In such circumstances applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the appropriate knowledge and skills to degree standard.
Months of entry
Exhibition Studies is a postgraduate degree that engages with the exhibition formats, through a theoretical and practical understanding of what constitutes an exhibition in the 21st century. The curriculum focuses on exhibition histories from 1850 onwards; where students are encouraged to apply there own expertise; as well as studio practice, to develop research topics through project-based learning.
- Full time one year, part time two years
- Supported by internationally renowned arts organisations, including Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT, RIBA North and Aarhus University, Denmark
- Benefit directly from the degree's links to the Exhibition Research Lab and a range of international collaborations and partnerships developed by staff
- 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 School of Art and Design offers a unique collaborative environment for postgraduate students.
The programme is underpinned by the work of the Exhibition Research Lab. 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 Lab 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.
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
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
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090