University of Essex
Art History and Theory
This course is suitable for students seeking employment in the art world or elsewhere, or are interested in further research and an academic career. With options covering: European and latin American art, architecture from the renaissance to the present day, museology, contemporary art and photography. Students can pursue their own interests in choosing taught modules that appeal to them. The course contains a strong research element, normally culminating in a 20,000-word dissertation on a topic of students' choosing.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent. Individual course requirements can vary. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing (and 5.5 in listening, reading, and speaking).
Core modules: Dissertation; researching art history. Optional modules include: Art and politics; art, architecture and urbanism; art, science, knowledge; city of God/city of man (art and urbanism in Rome, 1530-1650); collecting art from Latin America (indigenous and post-indigenist art); critique and curating; curating inside out; current issues in curating; current research in art history; exhibition (joint project); researching art history; the museum (history, theory and critical texts); topics in art history.
Assessment for our courses is normally on the basis of coursework and your supervised dissertation.
Research council funding; some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, School of Philosophy and Art History