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MA Fine Art

Develop your practice, establish yourself as an artist, and become part of a new network of art communities. 
Engage with exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects.

Your future career

Our MA Fine Art programme is designed to prepare you for a professional career or further research at doctoral level. It also provides you with the time and expertise necessary to pursue a career as an artist.

A number of our students also continue their research interests in contemporary art through PhD study, or move into teaching, museum or gallery education.

Fees, funding and scholarships

There is a variety of funding support available to our master’s students.

We are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to students applying for September 2022 entry.

We are offering three scholarships of £4,000 each for international students and three scholarships of £2,000 each for UK students, across all master's courses in the School of Arts & Communication Design.

Read more about postgraduate fees and funding options

Read Fangru's story


Fangru discusses the department's collaborative, supportive and diverse learning environment which built the foundations for her future research. 

Application information


Find out about portfolio requirements, tips on putting together your ideas and interview day information, including information for overseas students.

How we support you

Concerned about the cost of studying and living at university? Explore our funding options, master's scholarships, advice on finding part-time work, and more.

Our facilities


Open 24-hours a day and seven days a week, our studios allow you to work at your own pace, and accommodate any size of project no matter what scale or ambition.

Life on campus

"Reading, for me has been liberating. It has given me the space to breathe and develop, the campus here is beautiful and the studio space has really helped me to grow."
Laura Nicholson, BA Fine Art