MA Art & Material Histories

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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).

The MA Art & Material Histories course fees for 2023/24 are:

Full-time Home fee £11,250
Full-time International fee £20,750

Part-time Home fee (per year) £5,950
Part-time International fee (per year) £10,950

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.

Our full fees policy, including refunds and compensation, can be viewed here.


If you are a Home student studying an MA course with the Art School you are most likely eligible for support from the Student Loan Company via the Master’s Loan. 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.


We are able to offer financial support for an MA Art & Material Histories student. The support is equal to full tuition at the Home Fee level for full-time study and is awarded in recognition of the potential for excellence and evidence of financial need.  Applicants should register their interest at interview.

We offer a limited number of grants for international students in recognition of talent and excellence. You can apply with a portfolio of your work, your CV and a statement about why you want to study on the course. For further details contact

Applications for grants or financial awards for 2023/24 are open from February 2023. To make an application please refer to the documents below:

For queries relating to financial award applications, please contact:

We are committed to widening participation in higher education and offering opportunities to study on our specialist courses. Alongside the Art School’s own grants, a number of organisations and individuals support our students through a range of grants and financial assistance. This is in recognition of our deserved reputation for excellence, our commitment to providing high levels of contact time with active professionals and our championing of specialist subjects.


If you are an EU, other EEA or Swiss national and were granted settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, you qualify for Home Tuition Fees on your course of study here.

If you are an EU, other EEA or Swiss national and were not granted settled or pre-settled status, you qualify for international fees. International students are not usually able to study postgraduate courses on a part-time basis at the Art School.

As well as your status under the EU Settlement Scheme, there are various other factors that may affect which type of fees you qualify for. For more details, please see our information for international students.


If you choose to study the MA Art & Material Histories on campus at the Art School, you will need to apply for a Student visa.

However, if you study the course online, you will study mainly from your home country and spend 6 weeks studying in the UK. These 6 weeks comprise 1 week in September, 1 week in February and then 4 weeks in August/September. Due to the amount of study time in the UK, you will need a Standard Visitor visa rather than a Student visa. You can find out more about the studying with us with a Standard Visitor visa on our International Students page and more information is also available  here.

Please note that there is an extensive list of countries whose nationals won’t be required to apply for a Standard Visitor visa, eg EU, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA. To find out if you require a visa, please take this quick test on the website.



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.


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