12 months
15750 GBP/year
8550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Contemporary Fine Art programme of the University of Salford will allow you to learn more about how the creative industry works for an artist, with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your chosen form.


What is the future of storytelling through contemporary fine arts practice? From traditional galleries hosting online exhibitions to the new and emerging online galleries facilitating digital curation – are you an artist who can think of creative solutions to tell compelling stories through fine art? If so, through either full-time or part-time study, our MA Contemporary Fine Art programme of the University of Salford is for you. You’ll use the skills you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate degree, or recent studio practice, to refine your craft, while also gaining the tools and training you need to build a professional career from your passion for creative arts.


As a result of the body of work you’ll have built up during your MA Contemporary Fine Art studies, and the experience you’ll have gained from exhibiting and building your creative network, you’ll be in a great position to move forward with your plans for a career in the industry.

Many of our graduates continue with their creative careers, with many choosing to establish their reputation by building on the connections they’ve made within local creative communities across the region. Our previous students have also successfully exhibited in a range of venues or been proactive in initiating art-based projects. Others have secured artist residencies in both the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Research Methods
  • Expanded Studio Practice
  • Real World Context
  • Exploring Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above.

  • Interview 
  • 250 word Statement of why you want to study Socially Engaged Arts Practice at Masters Level
  • Portfolio
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time costs are calculated pro rata per 30 credits

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 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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