Deepen your understanding of the history of art and gain the skills necessary for advanced research and critical analysis.
You can take advantage of local sites of art-historical interest such as:
extensive collections in the Royal Pavilion and the museums of Brighton & Hove
local historic houses and collections such as Charleston and Petworth
contemporary art galleries along the South Coast, such as Towner (Eastbourne), the De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill-on-Sea) and the Jerwood Gallery (Hastings).
You’ll work with the rich array of sources held in The Keep, a world-class centre for archives on our doorstep. We encourage you to take part in our regular research seminars and events involving curators, scholars and artists.
Why choose this course?
100% of our research was rated world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
You are taught by leading academics with established reputations for research in their fields, who will help you to devise and deliver your original research to the highest levels.
You will benefit from our long-standing partnerships with local and national museums and collections – including the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces, the National Trust, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Charleston – providing access to expertise, art objects and research materials.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, contact course co-ordinator Sophie Heath at [email protected]
How will I study?
This MA offers you a wealth of in-depth taught modules, ranging from the classical to the contemporary, and supports you in developing a specialist dissertation on a subject of your choice.
Modules and options are assessed by term papers. You also write a 20,000-word dissertation.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.