Taught course

Fine Art

University of Leeds · School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from current BA honours students or artists/graduates who wish to refocus their ideas after a period of absence from education. A 2:1 or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject area together with a portfolio of recent work and a research proposal (1,000 words maximum) is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The course provides the resources and learning context necessary to assess and critically evaluate theories of visual representations, and the production of practical work in fine art. It aims to provide the basis for future professional art practice, curatorial engagement or academic research at a higher level. Alongside studio work you will undertake a theory option from the School’s broad array of MA modules and a supervised dissertation. You will take full responsibility for your programme of work, engaging with critically
informed contemporary issues in art, including the production of work in the studio/ workshop environment and a programme of
research and study. Reading lists are provided to suit your particular line of research and development through tutorial guidance.
The course is also supported by the region’s resources which include many internationally recognised institutions, collections and
archives e.g. Baltic, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, Lumen, National Media Museum, Pavilion, Tate Liverpool, The Tetley and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading. TOEFL 92 with at least 23 in Writing, 24 in Speaking, and 21 in Listening and Reading.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions