Taught course


Staffordshire University · Digital Technologies and Arts

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree of 2:1 or higher or equivalent. You’ll be considered if you have an appropriate level of interest and relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Studying Ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent puts you at the centre of UK excellence in the industry. Enhance your career opportunities through this internationally recognised award.

MA Ceramics at Staffordshire University is recognised worldwide as one of the leading postgraduate programmes in ceramics for small and mass manufacture. Taught in Stoke-on-Trent (affectionally known as The Potteries) - the home of UK ceramics for over two centuries - this long-established course consistently produces career-ready graduates that are in demand by leading ceramic companies both in the UK and overseas. With world-famous ceramic manufacturers quite literally on the doorstep, Stoke-on-Trent provides a unique venue for the study of ceramics.

This course provides a design-led creative experience of ceramics within a broad subject context. Designing through intelligent making allows you to access ideas through a unique material. The deep knowledge of one material helps you to appreciate the opportunities in ceramics but also its translation into other materials and professional opportunities. Whether your personal aspirations are embedded in 2D surface and pattern, and or 3D shape, form and function.

The relationship between the course and the global ceramic industry is mutually beneficial and is primarily responsible for the unique character and international reputation of the course. The strength of this award lies in the accumulated wealth of specialist knowledge and practical skills, which are the essential tools of the ceramics designer; and in the good working practices developed over many years. In the close working relationship with industry, and in the clarity of purpose that ensures academic coherence, and the credibility of the award.

Fees and funding

See: Postgraduate funding at Staffordshire University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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