University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Art History

This programme offers students the opportunity to sample a diverse range of subject areas, from early medieval art and architecture to the radical avant gardes of the 20th Century or to create a specialised pathway of coursework which concentrates upon a specific chronological period, medium or theme.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 degree or equivalent (e.g. GPA of 3.6 or better on a 4-point scale). 1st degree; a degree in the history of art is recommended, but is not essential; overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

Course modules

Specialist research areas include: Late medieval art and architecture in 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries; 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art (including 20th-century Russian); 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century architecture and landscape design; furniture history; history of photography; Scottish studies (in partnership with departments of English and Scottish history).

Assessment methods

PhD

The 1 year Master's is assessed on module performance in the first 9 months and the completion of a 15,000-word dissertation. The MPhil requires 9 months of coursework and then 15 months are spent on a thesis of 40,000 words. The PhD requires 80,000 words of original research.

MPhil

The MPhil requires 9 months of coursework (the same content as the one year MLitt Masters programme) followed by 15 months spent on a thesis of 40,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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