School of Arts and Cultures



Our postgraduate students are taught by some of the world's best Fine Art researchers.

Visitor walking through an exhibition of postgraduate work.

Internationally excellent

In the last national UK Research Assessment Exercise, 85% of our research was rated ‘internationally excellent’ or better. This places us in the top five art schools in the UK.

We offer two types of postgraduate degrees in Fine Art, taught programmes and research-based programmes.

Taught course

The Master of Fine Art (MFA) is full-time a course that takes two years. It's designed for graduates in Fine Art.

It's also for graduates and art practitioners who wish to establish or extend their position in the contemporary art world.

Research programmes

Both the MPhil and PhD are research-based postgraduate degrees. The MPhil takes one year of study full-time or two years part-time.

The PhD takes three years of full-time study or six years part-time. They each offer opportunities to complete practice-led or theoretical work.

Applying and funding

We have detailed instructions on how to apply for our postgraduate degrees.

Find out what funding is available for postgraduate students.