Art, Science and Visual Thinking, Master | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
MFA On Campus

Art, Science and Visual Thinking

12 months
20900 GBP/year
8765 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MFA Art, Science and Visual Thinking from University of Dundee is bringing together leading and internationally renowned disciplines to provide an opportunity to explore the relationships between science and art


At a time when the connections between the creative arts and scientific research are becoming increasingly vital and dynamic, this MFA Art, Science and Visual Thinking from University of Dundee provides an opportunity to fully engage in this expanding global arena and discourse.

The course will provide a tailor-made opportunity for you to study aspects of the life and physical sciences through creative practice.

It will provide you with the tools to engage and generate creative responses to both historical and contemporary scientific developments through projects that investigate, critique, and communicate aspects of science.

The course is based on bringing together artists and scientists to discuss and explore current thinking and emerging themes at the interface of science and society. You will be encouraged to initiate independent research and realise outcomes in any media or method of your choosing.

This course will provide:

  • access to an interactive environment with scientists working on problems associated with diseases such as Cancer and Parkinson’s disease
  • scientific collaborators across science disciplines including Life Sciences, Medicine Forensic Science, and Physics
  • personal studio space with individual advisory tutorials and access to creative facilities, resources and workshop spaces supported by specialist staff
  • availability of training in multiple art practices as well as many scientific approaches if required
  • the opportunity to work with researchers and practitioners from two of the UK’s leading schools in both Life Sciences and the Arts, as well as a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and disciplines
  • professional mentoring system and potential placement opportunities tailored to the student’s specific project(s)


On completion of this course graduates will be further equipped to continue to develop their personal practice as successful independent artists or develop careers in the creative industries or within the emerging sectors of public engagement.

The interdisciplinary nature of the course is of benefit to those graduates who might wish to pursue careers in teaching, research, publishing, arts administration, community arts, curation, journalism and criticism, public engagement, and communication of science, as well as leadership and management roles within the private, public, and voluntary sector, for example - or wish to consider further academic study to Doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Scientific Method and Skills
  • Exploring Interdisciplinary Research & Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Working - Placement/Residency
  • People and Publics
  • Realisation of Research in Practice
  • Thinking Across Fields: Philosophy, Science and Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate discipline, although applicants with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.
  • You will also need to upload a portfolio of up to 15 images.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8765 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8765 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 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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