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  MA Art History and Conservation of Buddhist Heritage

The Courtauld Institute of Art    Masters Courses

Full time October MA 12 months
History & Archaeology (19)

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Unleash your passion for art history and conservation with the MA Art History and Conservation of Buddhist Heritage at The Courtauld. This unique programme, in affiliation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation, offers a transformative journey into the world of Buddhist material culture. Delve into diverse objects and sites across geographies, cultures, and time periods, guided by leading specialists in Conservation and Buddhist Art. The curriculum combines art history and conservation perspectives, culminating in an independent research project and dissertation. Gain specialised knowledge, analytical skills, and hands-on experience through site visits and study trips. Prepare for a rewarding career in museums, galleries, or heritage roles with a strong foundation in ethical, technical, and administrative aspects of heritage preservation. Entry requirements include a good 2.1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent overseas qualification. Elevate your academic potential and career prospects with The Courtauld MA.

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Affiliated with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld, the MA is focused on the study and preservation of cultural heritage created and connected to the beliefs, practices, and diverse traditions of Buddhism. Unique in its concept and content, this interdisciplinary programme—which harnesses the combined perspective of both art history and conservation—aims to expand the ways in which Buddhist material culture is researched, engaged with, and preserved, in order to build knowledge and critical thinking abilities in the next generation of heritage and museum professionals.

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Entry Requirements

UK qualifications: Students will normally have achieved a good 2.1 in their Bachelor’s degree, considered to be an overall average 65% or above.

Overseas qualification: Equivalent to a good 2.1 in a UK first degree (e.g. US applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above).

Please note that applicants are invited to interview on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements: If your first language is not English, we require proof of English language proficiency –please see the English Language Requirements page.

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