1 Year
September 2024
In Person

MA Ceramics (with optional Professional Placement) is a challenging course that embraces the unique creative potential of clay.

Why study with us

  • You’ll have access to an extensive range of workshop and studio facilities, including specialist ceramic and digital prototyping equipment.
  • We have links with a number of international ceramics programmes, opening up opportunities for overseas study and work placements.
  • Your tutors on this course are professional practitioners who regularly exhibit their work nationally and internationally.

Degree Show 2023

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our postgraduate Ceramics students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

Access the Degree Show
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Micaela talks about her time studying here

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Ceramics MA Student Micaela Schoop's work
Ceramics MA Student Micaela Schoop's work

What you'll do

  • You can choose to work within any area of contemporary ceramic practice – design (tableware, sanitary-ware, domestic products, surface, architectural etc.), production (prototyping, hand formed, or sculptural) or applied technology.
  • You’ll get insights into the very best contemporary work and the most influential historical works in ceramics.
  • The course offers the opportunity to take part in internationally recognised ceramics shows in the UK and to outwardly engage on a professional level.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Looking to start your postgraduate journey?

Our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next step with a postgraduate degree.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.

We have links with UK-based ceramic organisations and events, so you’ll have access to industry contacts and opportunities to exhibit your work. We also have links overseas, so you could get the chance to work, study and exhibit your work in another country.

Future careers

By the end of the course you’ll have produced an extensive body of work to a professional standard.

You’ll have developed advanced practical skills which will enable you to pursue a career in the world of ceramics.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

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