Open University

Open University

Art History (Master of Arts part 1) (A843)

The purpose of this module is to build on your existing knowledge of art history and develop analytical and research skills. It explores both the foundational concepts that have shaped art history and recent developments in the discipline, with reference to subject areas ranging from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary Caribbean. Studying it will prepare you for the dissertation module MA art history part 2 where you will have the opportunity to plan, research and write an extended piece of work based on your own art-historical interests.

Entry requirements

To take this module, you must declare the MA in Art History (F33) (or another qualification towards which this module can count) as your qualification intention. You should have an undergraduate honours degree, ideally in art history or a closely related subject. MA Art History part 1 assumes that a candidate for a master's degree already has the knowledge and skills usually acquired by pursuing the subject at undergraduate level. In addition, you should be aware that an Honours degree (at least a 2.1 or equivalent) will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

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