Aberystwyth University: Art History (MA)

InstitutionAberystwyth University View institution profile
Department School of Art
Web http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/
Email artschool@aber.ac.uk
Telephone 01970 622460
Study type Taught


This course is designed to help you develop your understanding of art history by engaging with it as an intellectual pursuit and a professional discipline; one which requires training, skill and practice as well as individual creativity. This course aims to extend your knowledge and experience in art history, train you in research methodologies and stimulate vigorous intellectual inquiry in the subject. This course of study is designed to enable you to delve deeply into your chosen specialism, whether that focuses on specific materials, styles, time periods or locations.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Applicants are also required to provide a copy of an undergraduate dissertation, extended essay or a published article, together with a statement of the specific area(s) of interest in art history. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

English Language Requirements: If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency.


The taught part of the course is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises and exhibitions. Successful completion of your exhibition leads to the award of an MA.



Location School of Art
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG


EU 6280 GBP for Whole course
England 6280 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 6280 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 6280 GBP for Whole course
Wales 6280 GBP for Whole course
Channel Islands 6280 GBP for Whole course
International 14500 GBP for Whole course

Aberystwyth University

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Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first University Institution in Wales and has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

Aberystwyth is a medium sized, scenic coastal town situated in one of the most beautiful and safest parts of the UK.  You’ll benefit from easy access to the seafront and beaches, rolling green mountains, a vibrant social and cultural life, and an excellent education.  The University campus is compact, friendly, and has a thriving cosmopolitan postgraduate community.  It is a bustling centre of ...

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