Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Exhibition Studies

Exhibitions are central to the cultural life of Liverpool, supporting and sustaining an established scene of artists, curators and venues. During the programme students will benefit from having major national museums, international art and niche galleries on their doorstep. Students will develop and sustain a deep understanding of, and imaginative engagement with, the history, theory and practice of worldwide exhibition cultures. This course connects with a range of initiatives including LJMU�s exhibition research centre (ERC), which has led to enhanced awareness of the exhibition as a medium for research and engagement with issues concerning curatorial activity. The ERC hosts a research seminar series, public lectures, exhibitions, connecting with other researchers working in cognate topics.

Entry requirements

An application to study a Masters level qualification within an arts-related discipline will normally be considered in the light of a your ability to meet the following criteria: 2:1 or above degree in an arts-related subject; a satisfactory reference. International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Exhibition histories; exhibition making; collaborative practice; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods differ slightly for each of the modules but usually involve a presentation of your practical work in a viva voce situation with supporting research or textual material.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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