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Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). You should include a portfolio of current work, a written statement about your practice and a programme of research you wish to pursue through the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Delivered by international artists, focusing on exhibitions and professional practice
  • Access to 24-hour studios and an exciting programme of activities
  • Benefit from Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) membership and exhibition opportunities in Asia
  • Gain teaching experience through our teaching assistant scheme
  • Develop creative inquisitiveness and prepare for the professional art world or further research

About the Department

Art at Reading

Learn from dynamic, high-profile international artists and thrive in our vibrant postgraduate community.

Our Department is full of practising artists, curators and writers, and our research-led teaching offers you opportunities to engage with exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects.

We are an active department, and we pride ourselves on the quality and vibrancy of our 24-hour studio community. Our programme of events, performances, screenings and shared discussions across all disciplines creates an inspiring and social environment.

As a student on one of our master’s programmes, you will find yourself part of this stimulating postgraduate community and intellectual environment. You will work alongside our staff and PhD students who pursue a wide range of research topics and practices.

Our postgraduate environment extends out from the University through our external exhibitions and symposia and our associate partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London.

You can participate in our Asia network, with opportunities to exhibit in Japan, China and South Korea, and enjoy ICA membership, which gives you access to events, internship opportunities and teaching space in London.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element scoring less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,665 per year
International students
£13,325 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Professional practice100

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team