University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

This course provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the 3 geographical areas. It also highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, both in their original contexts and in the contexts of museums and exhibitions. Consideration of this material occurs at the interface of anthropology, art history, archaeology and museology. The course is therefore essentially cross-disciplinary to frame regional developments and important shared themes. Throughout the programme, there is a strong emphasis on comparison and examination of current theory, while highlighting the complexity of each area.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent, in anthropology, art history or related subject. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.

Course modules

Core modules: Africa section; Americas section; Oceania section; dissertation; museology timed essay.

Assessment methods

Research seminars, gallery talks, essays, one timed essay, and a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Sponsorship information

A number of scholarships are available; see our web pages for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,150 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515