|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This programme provides you with the opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of specific areas in the History of Art. The programme comprises of a taught two-term ‘Special Subject’ module and a dissertation in the research area of your choice. Your dissertation is supported by a supervisor and is 15,000 words in length. Your studies will be supported by core modules in critical theory and research methodology. The taught module options offered each year on the MA will allow you to either choose from a range of subject areas and historical periods in the History of Art, or to specialise in early modern or modern and contemporary artistic periods.ation
This programme aims to provide you with a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of:
The visual culture, history, historiography and critical debates relating to a specific artist, period or movement
The methods of art history and how to apply them to particular historical problems.
Recent, current and traditional theoretical and critical writing, both in the discipline of art history and visual studies and in influential cognate disciplines, such as film, literary criticism, psychology and history.
Subject-specific research techniques, especially those concerning the study of art objects, visual studies and relevant material culture.
Current debates in the discipline and the historiography of the discipline and its relevance for contemporary research
During this course you will study two core modules:
Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture
Postgraduate Research Training and Methods
The specialised research skills module prepares you for both writing your dissertation.
You will also study a range of optional modules, choosing one Special Subject module and two 20-credit modules. Further module information is available below.
The programme culminates in a 15,000-word dissertation in a research area that you choose with the guidance of academic staff
Over the past five years, 100% of History of Art postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many graduates enter occupations relating to gallery and museum curatorship, management and research; others pursue careers in academia.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Barber Institute of Fine Arts;
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery;
National Portrait Gallery;
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists;
University of Birmingham;
Victoria and Albert Museum