Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Art History and Curating

This programme offers a theoretical and critical approach to the study of art history and curatorial practice; focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), the programme addresses key developments in art and art history up to the present day, as well as offering theoretical and practical training in the field of museum studies and curating. There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York; regional exhibition and site visits will also take place.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

Course modules

· Issues in Modern Art, 1848-Present (compulsory - 30 credits)
· Contemporary Curating (compulsory - 30 credits)
· Work Placement (optional - 15 credits)
· Negotiated Learning Module (optional - 15 credits)
· Museum Theory and Practice (compulsory - 30 credits)
· Dissertation Preparation (compulsory - 15 credits)
· Dissertation (compulsory - 60 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Creative Campus Liverpool L6 1HP North West

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Student Recruitment Team
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0151 291 3111