About this program
Art History MLitt
The MLitt in Art History offers a diverse range of subject areas, from early medieval art and architecture to contemporary performance art; modules address major themes and concepts that connect different periods of art history.
The MLitt in Art History is designed to:
- develop and enhance core research and writing skills
- introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of art history
- enable students to explore current critical debates, art media and contextual questions.
A part-time version of this program is also available.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. A degree in art history is strongly recommended but is not an essential requirement. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university requirements.
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- Themes in Art History
Art History students choose three postgraduate-level course modules, with the option to choose one of those modules from the undergraduate-level Honours program.
Here is a sample of optional modules that may be offered.
- Art and Technology
- The Book as Object and Idea
- The Classical Tradition
- The Documentary Impulse
- The Image of the Artist
- Issues in Photographic Criticism
- Object Lessons in Photography
- Representation and the Body
- The 'New Vision' in Twentieth-Century European Photography
- Writing on the Visual
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The assessment for the taught modules is based on coursework including:
- book reviews
- critical bibliographies
- visual analysis and object analysis essays
- reading journals
- research papers.
Recent postgraduates in Art History are employed in:
- auction houses
- radio stations
- publishing houses and magazines.
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University of St Andrews
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