Graduate Diploma Arts: Art & Material Histories

There are two levels of fees; Home and International.

Which fees you will be charged for is dependent on your residential history (where you have been living and with what status) for the past three years.

The Graduate Diploma Arts: Arts & Material Histories course fees for 2021/22 are:

Home fee full-time £9,500
International fee full-time £16,250

Home fee part-time (per year) £5,050
International fee (per year) £8,450

Course fees can be covered by a range of different means depending on your personal circumstances. If you are a Home student you may want to consider applying for a Student Loan to cover part of your course fees.


If you are a Home student and studying your first Honours degree with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company. Information on how to apply for a student loan and all other aspects of student funding is available from: and you can find detailed information about repaying your student loan here.

Please note: whilst for many of our courses you can obtain a student loan towards your tuition fees, the student loan for Undergraduate courses will not cover the full amount.


There are currently no grants available for MA Art & Material Histories

I am an EU/EEA/Swiss national. Would I pay international fees?

If you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and you started living in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you should apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. If your application is successful, you will be granted pre-settled status or settled status in the UK. Either status will qualify you to be Home student and pay Home Tuition Fees on your course of study here.

When applying to study with us you should demonstrate a successful application or an intention to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, in order to qualify for Home Fee status. For those who are eligible, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the scheme.

If you plan to come to the UK from 1 January 2021 onwards, you will qualify for International Fee paying status and will need to apply for a student visa to study in the UK.

For information about Student Visas please see the Apply page.


Successful Application Processing Fee and deposit

A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee (SAPF) of £225 (Home) /£325 (International) is charged on acceptance of a place.

A deposit of £500 is also charged on acceptance of a place but forms part-payment of your fees.

SAPFs and deposits are paid on acceptance of a place but should you change your mind before the course commences, deposits may be refundable. Application processing fees are non-refundable.

Material expenses

For each course you will be required to purchase a number of materials, for information on material and study visit costs please visit the course page that you are interested in. The Art School also provide a number of basic materials for each student and there is an on-site Art School shop selling art materials.


If the page is not loading correctly, please update your browser to the latest version.