Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Taught Postgraduate Programmes

The School has over thirty members of staff including artists, historians and theorists. Since the mid 1970s, the School has initiated and developed postgraduate programmes and research in the areas generally defined as critical and social histories of art, cultural studies, museum and heritage studies, feminist analyses and studio practice. Areas of research and teaching include Western and Non-Western histories of art from the classical to the contemporary; Continental and critical theory; museum, gallery and heritage studies; feminism and gender studies; a range of fine art practice.


MA International Scholarships 2018/9

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is offering three international scholarships for the academic year 2018/19. Each award is worth £1,000 towards tuition fees, and is available to applicants who already hold offers from the University of Leeds.

Applicants must hold an official offer from the University of Leeds, and must not already be fully-funded by another award/scholarship. The award will be deducted off the final fee payment upon registration.

Please complete this application form and submit it electronically to the Postgraduate Admissions Officer at finpg @leeds.ac.uk

The application deadline is 31 May 2018.

Leeds Masters Scholarships Scheme

If you are applying for a postgraduate course for 2018, you may be eligible to apply for our £5,000 Leeds Masters Scholarships. Find out more about the scholarship.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage students from under-represented groups to embark on a postgraduate qualification. The job market is becoming progressively more competitive, and a postgraduate qualification will help set you apart and help you take advantage of potential career opportunities.

The Scholarships are funded by the generous donations from our alumni through the University of Leeds Footsteps Fund. See here for more information.

Postgraduate scholarships database

Up to date information about taught and research postgraduate scholarships for study at Leeds can be found here.

Postgraduate loans

If you are a UK student (or an EU student that meets residency/application eligibility), you may apply  for a government-backed loan which is available to full-time, part-time and research Masters students. You may be able to borrow up to £10,000 to use towards the cost of fees or maintenance / living costs – and this is not means-tested. Full details may be found here on the University’s website.


Information regarding how to apply for our MA courses can be found here.


Please make your enquiries or order a hardcopy of the postgraduate prospectus by contacting us at fine.art.enquiries@leeds.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can download a .pdf copy here.


Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2018 entry

Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2019 entry

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