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MA History of Art (British Art)

MA History of Art (British Art)

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Europe: Art Art History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

British art making has been at the heart of a wide range of worldwide networks and dialogues, from the material culture of Anglo-Saxon Britain through the painting and sculpture of eighteenth-century and Victorian Britain, to British Modernism and Britart.

Investigate notions of national, imperial, cosmopolitan and global visual and material cultures; engage with debates about British and European cultural identity and study a variety of works from painting, sculpture and architecture, through to graphic art, design and craft. You can explore photography, installation, performance and contemporary works engaging with new media, digital and other innovative technologies. You’ll be able to study a module that is jointly taught in collaboration with our partners (eg the Tate or the V&A).

We are one of the largest History of Art departments in the UK. We have developed successful partnerships with museums, galleries and country houses which will enrich your studies and may offer you placement opportunities and privileged access to collections.

Course content

You play an active role in building your degree, furthering your specialist interests, and designing research projects. You can study works of art from different periods or focus on a specific period or issue.

You will also develop a heightened methodological awareness, helping you to forge a more sophisticated understanding of how artworks create meaning and why some artworks have been deemed culturally more significant than others.

The course enables you to develop advanced skills in verbal and written communication, and effective project management. You will acquire a high level of expertise in visual analysis and art historical research through object-focused study and an intensively researched MA dissertation.

You also have the option to develop your interdisciplinary interests by taking modules in related academic disciplines such as history, literature, archaeology, philosophy, sociology and others.

Our expert academic staff support you every step of the way through personalised, small-group teaching, individual tutorials and field trips.

Careers and skills

Our collaborations will support your learning and research through modules jointly designed with the partnership institution, and with opportunities for exclusive partnership studentships, work experience and privileged access to collections. The course prepares you for higher research degrees and a range of possible careers. Read about some of our alumni and where their degree has taken them.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module aims to provide guidance regarding expectations for MA work and advanced scholarly research specialising in British Art; to help students make the transition from undergraduate to MA and (potentially) PhD work; to familiarize students with principal archival, bibliographic and art-historical resources for British Art; to introduce a range of significant methodologies and insights from the forefront of British Art; to encourage students to adopt and adapt methodologies to suit their own developing intellectual interests and specialism; to demonstrate how art and architectural historical knowledge and methodology develop within a community of scholars.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree: 2:1 or equivalent. We welcome students who have previously studied History of Art, but also those from other backgrounds. Other qualifications and experience: We will consider applications from mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications if you have substantial related experience. We may ask you for an interview in this instance.