Courses at Liverpool School of Art & Design

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses



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Courses at Liverpool School of Art and Design (LSAD) combine innovative approaches towards teaching and learning together with training in the practical knowledge and skills needed to enable you to succeed in your chosen career beyond graduation.

Research and scholarship inform the curriculum at all levels to ensure that what we teach reflects the condition of our disciplines in the world today. To this end we do not distinguish between the teaching commitments of professors and lecturers; you will be taught by our most senior staff right from the start of your degree. You will also benefit from the close and embedded relationships that the school has with relevant employers and organisations such as Tate Liverpool, FACT, Liverpool Biennial, RIBA and National Museums Liverpool. Some of the staff teaching you will be working across LJMU and these institutions, ensuring the relevance of our delivery to professional organisations.

Our undergraduate programmes guarantee you a minimum of fifteen hours contact teaching per week divided between lectures, seminars, tutorials, studio supervisions and workshops. As well as individually tailored and personally oriented tuition in your field, there are substantial opportunities for work-related learning.

LJMU recognises the importance of teaching an internationalised curriculum, which is why, regardless of your nationality, you will find our courses relevant to your needs and aspirations. As well as developing an awareness of issues impaction upon the world today within our courses there are opportunities for exchange study with overseas institutions and we hold a growing number of overseas field trips; students have recently travelled to Berlin, Athens, Barcelona, Florence, Madrid, Reyjkjavik, New York, Venice, Lisbon, Porto, Shanghai and Eindhoven.

Bursaries and study awards

The Liverpool School of Art and Design offers students across all taught postgraduate programmes opportunities to apply for generous study scholarships, which are awarded annually to successful applicants from funds gifted to the School.

The Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy awards are open to full-time and part-time home and international students who wish to study for a postgraduate qualification in art and design with LJMU.

The awards consist a number of £1,000 scholarships, and must be applied for as part of the application process to study on an MA programme at the School of Art and Design.

Applicants are required to write a 500 word letter alongside their application to study stating why they should be awarded the scholarship, the benefits it will bring to their studies and any exceptional circumstances they face in studying for a postgraduate qualification.
Further information for international students about finance, fees and scholarships can be found here.


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