Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Arts (Exhibition Studies)

The programme considers exhibitions and curating inside and outside the museum and gallery, in order to analyse their effects on contemporary art practice, and construct an alternative, critical art history; debate follows the broad lines of art history's historiography and methodology with the goal to deepen students' understanding of important questions of method in the field; moving image: develops in-depth knowledge and exploration of artists' moving image as an evolving and discursive field of study; it presents an integrated series of screenings, seminars and set readings of key works, which together address a range of theoretical positions and historical contexts; theory and philosophy: offers a close reading of relevant texts and detailed discussions around major debates and approaches within continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory concerning art; key issues include: philosophy's relevance for the theorisation of art; politics; philosophy and art; philosophical approaches to contemporary art; philosophy and art in a globalised context.

Entry requirements

Applicants who have already achieved an educational level equivalent to an Honours degree. You can demonstrate this educational level by: having an Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification; a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning that, taken together, can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. If English is not your first language, the standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Exhibition histories: contemporary art and curatorship in the public sphere; thinking as practice (research methodologies 1); critical practices (research methodologies 2); independent research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through presentation of your realised research project in the agreed forms, the project proposal document, and a report describing and evaluating changes and progress. The marks for units 3 and 4 determine the classification of the MRes award.

Sponsorship information

6 bursaries for MRes Art and its 3 pathways; each bursary consists of �2000 towards course fees; the bursaries can be applied for by contacting the course director once a place on the course has been confirmed.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,125 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Full-time £ 9,720 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Cross Campus Camden N1C 4AA South East

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