University of Leeds
History of Art
You�ll encounter first-hand the texts and debates that reveal art history�s complex legacies, enabling you to understand how art history has found itself increasingly figured within a wider field of cultural formations, and to trace how contemporary problems (intellectual, political and institutional) bear on the ways art history is currently practised. We provide a rigorous framework for you to engage with the most diverse range of artistic practices as they intersect with issues of subjectivity, history, global politics, materiality and memory. We combine a series of optional modules (on topics from medieval art to contemporary capitalism to �non-Western� practices), core modules on methodology and advanced research skills, and self-directed research leading to a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.
A 2.1 bachelor Honours degree. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
Core modules: essential research skills 1; essential research skills 2; ma history of art core course; art history dissertation. Optional modules include: reading sexual difference; beyond the trench: collaborative projects on the history, remembrance and critical heritage of the First World War; capitalism-criticism-contemporary art; feminism and culture: theoretical perspectives; aesthetics and politics; technology, media and critical literacy; the margins of medieval art; unmaking things: materials and ideas in the European renaissance; interpreting cultures; assessing the French revolution.
Most taught modules are assessed through essays, which you�ll submit at the end of the semester in which you take each module. However, you�ll also experience in-course assessments on your core modules, as well as being assessed on presentations and reports.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,450 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leeds||Leeds||LS2 9JT||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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