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Program overview
1 - 2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Art History & Visual Culture MA

Our MA in Art History and Visual Culture Program will prepare you for an exciting creative career in the art world or more study in the visual arts. This Program puts a spotlight on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts.

Based in London, you can explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions which are located right in the centre of London.

Having such ease of access to London's world- class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions is vital to the foundation of this course.

Study one Master's Program and you'll gain two degrees, one from the UK and one from the US. The choice is yours, it can be taken in one year full-time or over two years, part-time.

Admission requirements

  • UK first Degree minimum second class honours (2.2)
  • US Degree with a minimum CGPA of between 2.5 and 3.0
  • or international equivalent
  • Academic Interview

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Fall Semester

  • Art and Its Histories
  • World Arts
  • Research Methods

Spring Semester

  • Contemporary Arts
  • Visual Cultures

Summer Semester

plus either

Internship with Professional Research Project OR

Extended Professional Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • £9,000 (UK/EU)
  • £13,250 (INT, US)


  • Central London offers the dream location, at the hub of the arts world, attracting the best creative talents in the arts and design industries
  • London is our second classroom – immerse yourself in visual culture at first hand through our regular trips to art and cultural organisations
  • Truly international: global cohort of students enhances perspectives
  • Gaining a UK and US degree improves career chances
  • Benefit from small classes (average 10–15 students)
  • Full academic support from faculty engaged in leading research and professional practice in the creative and cultural industries, faculty who are in touch with the latest trends and industry connections
  • Gain a competitive advantage with an accredited optional internship, providing the vital skills to prepare you for work and research opportunities

Continuing studies

Further Education

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Career paths

Career Paths

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About this institute

Richmond, The American International University in London

At Richmond, The American University in London we offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. We have campuses in two of London’s premier area – Richmond and Kensington. Our Liberal Arts approach is designed to...

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Why study at Richmond, The American International University in London

  • Our multi-disciplinary Liberal Arts degree programmes for undergraduates
  • Our international and specialist education for postgraduates
  • The UK university where you can graduate with both a UK and US degree
  • Exceptional teaching – our students put Richmond in the top five London universities for overall satisfaction levels on the quality of the course – 2021 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Experience life in London, the top student city in the world
  • Accredited Internships to enhance your employability
  • Scholarships – making studying with us more affordable
  • Study Abroad opportunities for undergraduates on a global scale

Contact info

Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond Hill Campus
Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP London
United Kingdom

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