Taught course

Fine Art

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

Entry requirements

You will require a degree classification 2:1 or above. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications from mature Fine Art practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered. International qualifications considered inline with UK qualifications plus IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each subtest) Applicants should be able to demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge to embark upon the programme (including the linguistic competence) and to complete the programme within the time limits. A satisfactory reference is required and a portfolio of work must be presented at interview. Applicants must provide evidence, in the interview, of their learning capability, study opportunity and commitment to a postgraduate programme of study.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by leaders in their field, this Masters programme provides you with the opportunity to investigate all proponents of fine art and its practice in production, material intervention, media and curation.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years, day study)
  • Develop your work in state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within the modern, purpose-built and RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building
  • Direct links with Liverpool’s most significant arts organisations, such as TATE Liverpool, Biennial, Bluecoat and FACT
  • Career opportunities through networking and collaboration in professional fields
  • Studio space provided for full-time students

LJMU’s Masters in Fine Art provides an opportunity for a small group of students, from a diverse range of backgrounds, to develop their practice in relation to a global context that is filtered through the rich artistic infrastructure of Liverpool.

The programme is open to those wishing to develop a broad range of practices, including the production of objects and material interventions, the development of media-based projects and those wishing to pursue critical, theoretical and curatorially-based approaches. Taking Liverpool as a starting point, the programme explores wider questions of art production, distribution and reflection in an age of globalisation.

The course encourages artistic research and the development of new ways of working which challenge our assumptions around culture, identity and ecology. Taught in consultation with significant international institutions such as Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and FACT, the MA Fine Art offers unique access to specialist knowledge and experience of working in the public realm, museums and galleries and with technology.

The course is offered full (1 year) and part time (2 years). As a full-time student you will be offered studio space at the School’s John Lennon Art and Design Building.

You will have around nine hours guided learning each week, although we would expect your self-directed input to be substantially more. There will also be blocks of time scheduled for concentrated research activity, critique and symposium throughout the programme.

Master projects will be realised within a curated event within the Liverpool Biennial.

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


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquries
0151 231 5090