Kingston University

Kingston University

Art Market Appraisal (professional practice)

The course covers, with an emphasis on understanding how the art market functions and the appraisal of both fine and decorative arts, students are introduced to a wide range of businesses, collections and professionals. Students also study the economic and legal context within which professional practice is grounded, and gain the ability to apply techniques related to the evaluation of objects in a practice environment. There is the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of particular specialist areas of the art market, which might include anything from antiquities to cutting-edge contemporary art.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline but preferably in a related to the subject material; work experience also advantageous; interviews; applicants whose 1st language is not English need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Art and law; professional practice; the arts market; materialising histories 1 (images, objects and environments); conference paper; dissertation; research concepts for the arts appraiser; research proposal for dissertation; critical practice portfolio.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, seminar papers and presentations, case studies, major research-based project or dissertation and a conference paper that is presented at the Annual Master's Conference.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177