Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Contemporary Art

This Contemporary Art MPhil from LJMU is designed for artists, writers, curators and cultural practitioners. - Study on a programme backed by the cutting-edge research of the Exhibition Research Lab (ERL) at Liverpool School of Art and Design and Liverpool Biennial - Benefit from partnerships with key cultural institutions in Liverpool including Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial and FACT - Develop distinctive research-based practice - Be supported by internationally distinguished academics, visiting professors and advisers - Each programme of study must be approved by Faculty and University Research Degrees Committees This nationally and internationally distinctive programme supports practice-based research in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and in parallel to its biannual cycle. It 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.

Entry requirements

Master of Philosophy - MPhil: You will need: a minimum 2:1 in a relevant subject Additional information: IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Discover excellent postgraduate research opportunities at the Liverpool School of Art and Design where practice-led research enables you to articulate your own practice and explore contemporary developments. Liverpool School of Art and Design is organised around strong disciplinary cultures, within a dynamic environment that supports interaction and debate between staff and students within and across subject areas. The School conducts internationally important research which informs student learning. In the 2014 REF, 85% of research submitted by Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory at LJMU was recognised internationally or considered internationally excellent. This research helps ensure our learning is positioned at the leading edge of developments in the field and that you have an opportunity to study alongside leading experts. Individual research project proposals will be agreed by the Faculty Research Committee before being approved.

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Following the completion of your research, your MPhil will be assessed via a thesis and oral examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 7,225 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (England) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 2,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Telephone number: 
01512315175