MA in Art History

Online Open University    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Part time See Course MA 2 years part time distance learning
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The MA in Art History is a fascinating programme that delves into the world of art, architecture, and visual culture. This postgraduate degree will enhance your understanding of art history, develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, and equip you with the ability to undertake independent research. Whether your background is in art history or a related field, this programme offers a comprehensive exploration of key theories and approaches in the discipline. You'll have the opportunity to study a range of modules, culminating in a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This qualification opens doors to various career paths in the cultural and educational sectors.

About the course

The MA in Art History draws upon the exciting research and outstanding teaching expertise of the department. Studying art history at postgraduate level will deepen your understanding of art, architecture and visual culture, build your analytical and critical skills, and develop the skills needed for independent study and research. You'll start by exploring the core concepts and recent developments that have shaped art history from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary Caribbean, before building on these foundations to expand your understanding of visual and material objects – incorporating architecture, art and design. You'll complete this degree by researching and writing a dissertation on an agreed topic of your own devising.

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Entry Requirements

You must hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent) preferably with at least a 2:1 classification. Although your degree does not need to be in Art History or a closely related subject, you will need some knowledge of the subject and an understanding of relevant critical approaches, as the MA in Art History assumes all candidates have the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level.


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