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Professional Practice, Artistic Practitioner

Middlesex University

18 months
67 GBP/credit 4466 GBP/year
67 GBP/credit 4466 GBP/year
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The Professional Practice, Artistic Practitioner MA course at the Middlesex University has been developed especially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional practice and expertise with academic learning. The programme allows the individual practitioner to focus specifically on their chosen area, for example Participatory Arts, Performance, or Music Production.


Why study MA Professional Practice, Artistic Practitioner at Middlesex University?

Building on the success of the Professional Practice, Artistic Practitioner MA course at the Middlesex University, the first programme of its kind in the country, this unique MA combines critical reflection and individual practice at one of the UK’s top universities for creative industries practice and research.

Course Highlights

  • You’ll have the flexibility to shape your studies around work commitments so that you can pursue your ambitions with structured support from experienced academic practitioners
  • Your practice is placed at the centre of your research investigation, making your study applicable within the profession and of value to colleagues, employers and other students
  • You’ll be part of a vibrant international creative industries research culture, with access to influential and internationally respected work across the field
  • Your professional experience will be used to claim 80 credits of your MA
  • As a student you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module and access to Middlesex's extensive online library.

Career Opportunities

  • On completion of this course, you will benefit from an academic qualification (MA) that demonstrates advanced academic standing, including practice as research skills. You will have the ability to articulate the range of complex practice-based and theoretical ideas involved in your own practice as well as in terms of larger world contexts.
  • You will have experience developing and carrying out practiced-based academic research. You will also have an internationally recognised qualification that that you can use to pursue teaching positions in educational and higher educational institutions.
  • Many of our students are already working at a sophisticated professional level with ambitions to advance into more senior and challenging roles as practitioners, teachers or related leadership, management and development roles.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Review of Professional Practice: Life learning, professional learner
  • Advanced Practitioner Inquiry: Meaning making in action 
  • Independent Professional Practice Project: Cultivating questions through inquiry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You do not need a degree or professional qualifications to be considered for this course but should have equivalent professional experience
  • Applicant should be currently or recently engaged in professional level artistic practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4466 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67 GBP per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    4466 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 67 GBP per credit during 18 months.
  • EU: £67 per credit


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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