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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Art History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

If you want to focus on researching one specific area in the History of Art without going straight into a PhD, then the MRes is the programme for you. At the end of this programme many of our graduates continue on to do a PhD, where they undertake a much more extensive research project. The core of the MRes programme is a 20,000-word thesis, which is supported by both research training and art theory modules.

The History of Art MRes aims to: Develop your subject-specific analytical skills, Enhance your generic research skills, Provide a critical framework of the historiography and methods of the discipline of art history, Develop your skills of verbal presentation and argument, Develop a deep understanding of the interpretation of visual material. It also aims to provide you with following skills: Originality in the application of art historical knowledge, Ability to use research techniques to seek out and utilize significant, new or pertinent resources, both primary and secondary, Ability to engage with current debates and, where appropriate, use them in order to frame or enhance arguments, Self-discipline, initiative and independence in identifying and solving problems and in carrying through their research and writing to a planned timetable, Capacity to discuss and debate verbally and in writing, using the critical and theoretical perspectives of others in a scholarly framework.

Modules

This specialised module prepares you for both writing and researching your dissertation. It covers topics such as: referencing systems; writing a research proposal; literature reviews; approaching archives; and oral histories.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,120

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,880

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK. Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more