University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

History of Art

This programme provides the student with the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of the history of art: comprising of a taught two-term 'special subject' module and a dissertation in the research area of their own choice. The studies will be supported by advanced teaching in the theories and methods of art history and visual studies, as well as dissertation research training. As one of the 'special subject' module choices, the student will also have the option to take a 'curating research', which will provide him/her with the opportunity to gain practical experience organising, curating and marketing an exhibition.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.

Course modules

Criticism and methods in the history of art and visual culture; research skills; curating research; architecture and public art in 16th century Venice; art, heritage and digital cultures.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. Students can apply for the Haywood Scholarship for the history of art.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005