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Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
3084 GBP/module
1667 GBP/module
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The Painting programme from Manchester Metropolitan University provides a discipline led environment in which to develop your practice in contemporary painting. 


Through a strong focus on your individual studio practice you will engage in the most significant current debates on painting and the histories from which they emerge. The Painting programme from Manchester Metropolitan University will encourage you to question the boundaries of your practice, embracing current ideas of ‘expanded painting’ and painting being ‘beyond self’ alongside questions posed within the more typical parameters of the picture plane and modes of representation.


We cultivate highly motivated, independent and creative thinkers who can transfer their skills into the creative marketplace, as entrepreneurial innovators, freelance practitioners and innovative team players. Past graduates predominantly achieve graduate-level positions or practise as sole traders, design studio artists, exhibiting artists, museum curators, archivists, researchers, academics, community practitioners, specialist technicians and filmmakers at national and international levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice Art: Painting
  • Professional Practices
  • Culture and Context
  • Practice Art: Painting, Working Synopsis and Development
  • Practice: Contextualising
  • Practice: Realisation and Publication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally applicants will have a good undergraduate UK honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a related subject (or international equivalent), or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma, or a professional qualification, or relevant professional practice. Alternatively, applicants may be admitted if they can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honour degree standard. 
  • Selection is by digital portfolio and interview.
  • English Language requirements are in line with the university standard entry requirements for postgraduate entry. Progression onto the MFA units requires at least a 50% pass of the 180 credits MA units that constitute the first 180 units of the MFA award being studied. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3084 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3084 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1667 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1667 GBP per module during 12 months.


  • UK and Channel Island: £1667 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Eu and Non-Eu International: £3084 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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