Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Contemporary Art

This programme offers the opportunity to undertake advance research in areas relating to a wide range of artistic practices, critical writing, exhibition studies, and curating, including periodic art exhibitions such as biennials. ?You will work alongside dedicated supervisors, get involved in training workshops and seminars, actively participate in our research environment and public events, and engage with our external cultural partner institutions. In addition, the programme benefits from the context of our own Exhibition Research Lab activities, public art gallery, and a wider community of international researchers, staff, and visiting staff in the School and the University. Researchers will have access to the extensive resources at LJMU Library, Special Collections and Archives (including archives of Liverpool Biennial, Punk, Situationist International, Everyman Theatre, Cybernetics and Stafford Beer, amongst others), as well as a range of international collaborations and partnerships developed by staff. Research is supported by staff with the range of research interests and expertize in the the following areas: contemporary art, exhibition studies, contemporary curatorial practice, socially engaged art practice, creative labour in the cultural industries, archival practices, digital culture, and critical theory.

Entry requirements

When applying for an MPhil you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a first or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have qualifications other than those above, your application will be considered individually on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time GBP 12,660 per Year 1 (International) 18 Months
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time GBP 4,330 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 18 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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