MA History of Art

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Awards available MA
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

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 this 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 2018/19

UK/EU: full-time
£6,900 per annum
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£3,450 per annum
Overseas: full-time
£16,200 per annum
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£6,900 per annum

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

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 of the degree.

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

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in History of Art.

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.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 August 2018

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa 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
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1TB http://www.bristol.ac.uk/humanities/ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arthistory/

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