12 months
19000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This exciting interdisciplinary Art, Philosophy and Cultural Institutions programme from University of Liverpool combines philosophical aesthetics, art theory and hands-on experience in galleries and museums, thereby bringing together both theoretical and practical interests. 

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The Art, Philosophy and Cultural Institutions programme from University of Liverpool is structured around four compulsory core modules: Main Topics in the theory of art, in which members of staff lead weekly seminars on their own current research; Cultural Institutions, which takes places at a range of collaborating cultural institutions around the city, including the University’s Victoria Gallery and Museum; Research, Employability, and Professional Skills and placement, supported by the careers and employability service and our cultural partners, and a supervised dissertation or case study over the summer. Students also take three elective modules chosen from a list of relevant modules available in the Department and across the University.

Career prospects

Graduates of the MA Art, Philosophy and Cultural Institutions have gone on to a variety of careers within the cultural sector: including curating, development, marketing, and teaching. The programme acquaints you with the key issues facing the cultural world, as well as provides you with hands-on experience, and both are important for a career in the arts. Other graduates have gone on to continue their studies through a PhD in art-related subjects or philosophy: depending on the modules you choose, the programme gives you a basis for several PhD routes. Furthermore, the programme gives its students analytical, argumentative and problem solving skills valued by many employers. Other career destinations of our graduates therefore include business, media, the civil service and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aesthetic Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Institutions 
  • Research Skills, Employability and Placement 
  • M.a. Dissertation 
  • Philosophy of Film 
  • Aesthetics 
  • Media, Culture and Everyday Life
  • Digital Media and Society 
  • The Modern

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We encourage all students to apply for their chosen programme as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to our programmes normally requires a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field. 
  • Please submit a personal statement detailing why you wish to study this programme. Please include personal experience and particular aspects of the programme that you find interesting. 
  • Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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