MA History of ArtFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Open to international students||Yes|
|Number of places||Not fixed|
|Start date||September 2017|
The Department of History of Art offers a broad-based Master's programme, which allows you to study a range of periods and approaches, before specialising for your dissertation. The MA draws on the research strengths of all members of the department, which includes specialists in medieval, renaissance and modern art.
We aim to help you develop an informed understanding of the main strands of art history, as practised 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 to 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 2017/18
Full time fees
- Overseas (non-EU)
Part time fees
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Funding for 2017/18
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.
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 of the degree.
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
- Text and Image
- Weimar Women: Representing Modernity
The research component of the programme is written over the summer and is submitted in September.
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||
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.|
Students who completed the MA programme in History of Art have gone on to careers as journalists, art consultants, buying and marketing executives, and gallery assistants.
1 August 2017
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REF 2014 results
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- 52% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 35% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 2% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
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