MA History of Art

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Faculty Faculty of Arts
Awards available MA
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Part-time study available Yes
Open to international students Yes
Number of places Not fixed
Start date September 2016

Programme overview

The Department of History of Art offers a broad-based Masters programme, which allows you to study a range of periods and approaches, before specialising in your dissertation. The MA draws on the research strengths of all members of the department, with specialists in Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Art.

We aim to help you develop an informed understanding of the main strands of art history, as practiced in Europe and North America. We also offer curatorial units in collaboration with external museum partners, through which you will learn to research and catalogue museum collections, and mount exhibitions.

Our students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds. Some have undergraduate degrees in Art History, others do not, and some are working artists. Studying for the MA is a chance to become part of a thriving academic community, with a sizeable and close-knit student body and a lively programme of research and social events.

Fees for 2016/17

Full time fees

UK/EU
£6,500
Overseas
£15,200

Part time fees

UK/EU
£3,250

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Funding for 2016/17

Please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages for funding and studentship opportunities.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will study two core units and then select four optional units. Part-time students study the core units in the first year and stagger their optional units across the two years.

Optional units:

Please note, optional units can vary each year but may include:

  • Art and Memory
  • Art in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • Curating the Theatre Collection
  • Collaborative Curatorial Unit
  • Realism
  • Text and Image
  • Weimar Women: Representing Modernity

Dissertation

The research component of the programme is written over the summer and is submitted in September.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

Students who completed the MA programme in History of Art: Histories and Interpretations have gone into careers as journalists, art consultants, buying and marketing executives and gallery assistants.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2016

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 11% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 52% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 35% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 2% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Postgraduate Admissions Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 8458 Email: artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Faculty of Arts
University of Bristol
7 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1TB http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arthistory/

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