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Postgraduate study at Leeds Arts University

Leeds Arts University

Deciding to continue your studies to postgraduate level is a significant step in your academic and career development. Find out why Leeds Arts University could be the right choice if you are a creative looking to take that next step.

Postgraduate study at Leeds Arts University

Founded in 1846 as the Leeds Government School of Art and Design, Leeds Arts University has built an international reputation as one of the UK’s leading art and design education institutions.

The University offers MA courses in Creative Practice, Curation Practices, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Creature Design, Graphic Novel and Photography, all delivered by expert tutors who are all highly experienced in their creative field.

Whatever subject you choose you can take advantage of great industry links, providing networking and other professional opportunities, including the opportunity to hear from visiting lecturers. You’ll have opportunities to attend events and exhibitions related to your specialism, and some courses benefit from a partnership network providing students with a residency at a partner organisation in order to enhance their skills, experience and knowledge for a career in the discipline.

Postgraduate students are based in the postgraduate hub in the University’s new build expansion, giving you the chance to work in a creative environment alongside students from across the different disciplines.

Postgraduate study at Leeds Arts University

Postgraduate open days

Open days are a great opportunity to get the information you need when deciding to make that next step to continue your study.

Attending an open day gives you the chance to get a feel for the creative environment at Leeds Arts University, and the opportunity to chat to current students and staff to find out how the University can help you to develop your practice.

Our award-winning facilities

The University invests heavily in facilities and has recently opened £22m state-of-the-art building expansion at the Blenheim Walk site. Postgraduate students have access to industry standard resources, including photography studios, Mac suites, printmaking workshops, digital print facilities, and a University gallery.

A new specialist arts library provides access to a comprehensive range of study resources to support postgraduate research, including journal and database subscriptions, specialist collections of artists’ books and access to specialised archived and current TV and radio programmes.

Postgraduate loans up to a maximum value of £10,609 are now available for those who are due to start their postgraduate studies on or after 1st August 2019. These loans are available for all taught Masters degrees at Leeds Arts University in all subjects for both full-time and part-time study. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living costs and other study expenses.

The University offers scholarships for home/EU and international postgraduate students, and if you studied for your undergraduate degree at Leeds Arts University you may be entitled to a discount on your fees.

Postgraduate study at Leeds Arts University