Entry requirements

We currently require an initial degree in a relevant subject, classified as First Class or 2:1, or evidence of recent activity in the subject equivalent to these classifications as determined by interview.

All applicants are expected to hold a good and relevant initial degree, or provide a portfolio of their own work, demonstrating equivalence to an initial degree. Overseas students can submit their portfolio and statement of intent digitally if they are unable to visit the university in person.

Months of entry


Course content

One of a select few courses available in the UK, this course offers a distinctly art-based MA rooted in art practice with dedicated studio spaces in a traditional art school setting.

As services are pushed into the community to relieve pressure on acute health service provision, artists are becoming more and more valuable to the delivery of social healthcare. This course offers an innovative way of meeting the challenges of finding solutions to a range of public health issues and promoting publicly funded arts organisations.

Students will learn how arts in health activities complement biomedical models of healthcare through a holistic and ‘person-centred’ approach to interventions facilitated through art (including visual arts, music, performing arts, design etc.) and will benefit from our strong connections with the local health board, local county art officers and third sector organisations for effective placements.
Co-produced with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Arts in Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator who will act as an advisor, this course also has input from two experienced arts in health researchers with national influence and expertise to provide strategic direction and a national platform for the course.
This course will equip students with the employable skills artists need to work in healthcare, and enable them to work in the growing field of arts and health within hospital or community settings.
Employment opportunities can be found within arts, health and the third sector, including community arts projects. Funding opportunities for arts in health will be the focus of one of the modules, and self-employment or studying for a research degree are other options students may wish to pursue.

Information for international students

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.

Fees and funding

UK students

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for MA Arts in Health are £5,940.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439