University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Art History

The course offers a wide range of courses for the 5 pathways; the pathways draw on expertise that stretches from the ancient world to the present day; they contain a range of course units and methodologies that reflect the variety and focus of research interests; the MA programme is supported by major museum collections within the University, the City and the region.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or overseas equivalent in a related subject; where English is not 1st language IELTS 7.0; or TOEFL 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) are required.

Course modules

Modules include: Issues in art historical practice; saints and society: art and the sacred in Italy 1200-1500; this is tomorrow: art and architecture in post-war Britain; Prometheus unbound: art, science, and technology in the renaissance; modernism and the non-modern; art in the time of Proust; broken flesh: pain, wounds and belief, 1300-1650 (enhanced l3 unit); William Blake and Victorian culture.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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