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Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating & Criticism (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

The programme will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the history of modern and contemporary art, and prepare you for further research and/or a range of careers within the art world.

This programme combines academic study, including compulsory courses on the Theory and Practice of Research and on the Culture of Display with more practical, vocational elements appropriate to studying in a major international art centre.

Programme structure

There is a mixture of small-group teaching, individual tutorials and supervision, and research seminars. Students are expected to undertake independent study and research. Formal assessment is by means of essays, project work and a dissertation. The internship involves learning by direct practical experience.

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire knowledge and understanding in the field of modern and contemporary art, as well as transferable research skills. The programme offers the possibility of an internship in a museum or gallery.

Career opportunities

The comprehensive nature of this programme, as well as the specialised courses it offers, will equip you for further research in this fascinating topic, and perhaps an academic career. Alternatively, you will find the optional internship invaluable in gaining vocational skills and contacts that can open doors to a career within a major museum, gallery or other cultural institution.

Visit the Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating & Criticism (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in a relevant subject.

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