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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Visual Arts Visual Communication Art History & Criticism

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been designed to foster critical thinking and to develop student’s analytical skills. The MA in Visual Culture fosters close analysis of visual culture across a broad chronological period from the Renaissance to the present day and from a range of theoretical and historical approaches. Students are encouraged to develop a rigorous critical approach that engages with the issues and debates that surround the production, display, and reception of visual culture, and the issues that pertain to the historical study of visual culture as a discipline. By studying Visual Culture, students will gain valuable transferable skills, an advanced qualification in the discipline and have a rigorous foundation for further research and progression to PhD research, all of which will leave them ideally equipped for a range of careers. The MA Visual Culture is supported by the Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture.

Different course options

Full time | University Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2.1(Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent).