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 2022/23 are:

Full-time Home fee £10,250
Full-time International fee £18,950

Part-time Home fee (per year) £5,425
Part-time International fee (per year) £9,725

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 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.


The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship for a MA Art & Material Histories student is for full tuition at the Home Fee level for full-time study and is available annually from 2021 to 2025.
Applicants should register interest at interview.
Criteria: Potential for excellence and evidence of financial need.

Applications for grants or financial awards for 2022/23 are open from February 2022. 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.

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

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 will need to apply for a Student visa to study in the UK and will 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 and how to apply for a Student visa, please see our information for international students.


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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