University of Birmingham: Art History and Curating (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Study type Taught


The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professionals to curate an art exhibition in a public gallery. This will take place in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on campus or at Grand Union in Birmingham city centre.

This unique programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct original research into art objects, to understand at first hand the history, theory and contemporary practice of their curation, to co-curate a public art exhibition and complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent if applicants were educated outside the UK.




Curatorial Practices; Postgraduate Research Training and Methods; Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture; Art History in the Field: Placements; Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art; Theorising and Historicising Exhibitions; Artists' Film and Video from the 1920s to the Present.

Location Edgbaston Campus
B15 2TU


EU 9000 GBP for Year 1
England 9000 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 9000 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 9000 GBP for Year 1
Wales 9000 GBP for Year 1
International 16790 GBP for Year 1

University of Birmingham


An original "redbrick" university and founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Birmingham is a truly vibrant, global community. Enrol on one of our postgraduate courses and you'll work alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multi-cultural community of over 14,000 students from 150 countries.

We work to provide the best possible teaching, research facilities and support services to ensure our postgraduates reach the peak of their potential. We encourage our students to push forward the boundaries of knowledge and make an impact on people's lives. Join us and you will stand out ...

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