Kingston University

Kingston University

Art and Design History

The course explores the history of both art and design as well as advancing their knowledge of developments that have occurred in these vibrant areas of practice over the past 2 centuries; the course also provides students with transferable skills in history, theory and research.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BA (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in: art history; or design history; or a humanities subject, such as English literature, film and media studies or sociology; or a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art with some art history; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Materialising histories 1 (images, objects and environments); materialising histories 2 (images, objects and environments); critical issues in research; special study subject; interdisciplinary research methods (the proposal and analysis); interdisciplinary research methods (the synthesis); dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through seminar presentations; essays; dissertation (12,000-15,000 words).

Sponsorship information

AHRB studentships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,400 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
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177