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Full time | Kensington Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art History Visual Communication Visual Arts Cultural Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Top reasons to study this programme:

  • Central London offers the dream location, at the hub of the arts world, attracting the best creative talents in the arts and design industries
  • London is our second classroom – immerse yourself in visual culture at first hand through our regular trips to art and cultural organisations
  • Truly international: global cohort of students enhances perspectives
  • Gaining a UK and US degree improves career chances
  • Benefit from small classes (average 10–15 students)
  • Full academic support from faculty engaged in leading research and professional practice in the creative and cultural industries, faculty who are in touch with the latest trends and industry connections
  • Gain a competitive advantage with an accredited optional internship, providing the vital skills to prepare you for work and research opportunities

About the Programme

Our MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme will prepare you for an exciting creative career in the art world or more study in the visual arts. This programme puts a spotlight on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts.

Based in London, you can explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions which are located right in the centre of London.

Having such ease of access to London’s world- class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions is vital to the foundation of this course.

Study one Master’s programme and you’ll gain two degrees, one from the UK and one from the US. The choice is yours, it can be taken in one year full-time or over two years, part-time.


We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.


Contemporary Arts
Art and Its Histories
Extended Professional Research Project
Research Methods
Internship with Professional Research Project
Visual Cultures
World Arts

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: UK first Degree minimum second class honours (2.2); US Degree with a minimum CGPA of between 2.5 and 3.0 or international equivalent; Academic Interview.