Creative Practice - MA

Do you believe in the power of creativity to highlight a cause, preserve history, leave a lasting legacy, bring joy, enrich, and sometimes transform people’s lives? If so, our MA will allow you to develop best practice models for participatory research when working with others to make art that is meaningful to them. Capitalising on the vast and varied expertise of our staff, you’ll draw on best practice and real-life challenges of creative practice, from how to increase your chances of external funding success, to avoiding some of the legal pitfalls, and increasing public engagement.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Humanities

Fees for 2023 entry

  • UK - Full time £8,900 per year. Part time £4,900 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years

Why study Creative Practice at Keele University?

Flexibility to use multiple creative forms tailored to your interests – including performances in music, poetry and dance
Taught by experts with a breadth of collaborative arts-based experience and participatory research
High staff-to-student ratio enhanced by small-group tutorials and a strong, inclusive research community
Opt for a work placement and/or be involved in a collaborative project taking advantage of your own contacts or our links with arts organisations
Be part of a vibrant, creative community with an extensive calendar of poetry, creative writing, internationally acclaimed music and exhibition activities
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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