University of Central Lancashire
Key Course Facts
MA Ceramics is a challenging course that embraces the unique creative potential of clay.
This course embraces all facets of ceramic work, including craft and design, functional and decorative, one-off and mass production, and sculptural and architectural.
Rooted in ‘making’, it offers a distinctive blend of practice and theory. Our focus is on giving you the opportunity to explore and realise your individual aspirations and potential, allowing you to develop the skills necessary for a professional career.
Your tutors will work with you to craft a uniquely individual, tailor-made programme of study which will help you achieve your ambitions.
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Others - Further English courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Engineering, some science
- Graduate Degrees Journalism, Nursing
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Engineering, some science
- Undergraduate Degrees Journalism, Nursing
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A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed. Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following: Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university; A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale); Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country. International Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5. All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.
Tuition Fees Ceramics MA
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is a government funded university located in the proud city of Preston, in Lancashire, England. The university’s main campus can be found right in the heart of the city, only a few minutes away from an assortment of shopping centres, entertainments and nightlife for those interested.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics BA (Hons)||Cardiff Metropolitan University||59%||0%||10%||£9000||£13000||139||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics BA (Hons)||University of Sunderland||100%||5%||5%||£9250||£13000||121||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics and Glass BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass) BA (Hons)||University of Hertfordshire||55%||2%||5%||-||-||110||Hatfield||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramic Design BA (Hons)||University of the Arts London||80%||-||5%||£9250||-||132||London||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Ceramics & Glass (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)||University for the Creative Arts||90%||0%||5%||-||-||120||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|