University of Birmingham: History of Art (MA)

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


This programme provides you with the opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of specific areas in the History of Art. The programme comprises of a series of taught 20-credit 'Special Subject' modules and a dissertation in the research area of your choice. Your dissertation is supported by a supervisor and is 15,000 words in length.

Sponsorship info

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. Students can apply for the Haywood Scholarship for the history of art.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.




You will study two core modules: Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture and Postgraduate Research Training and Methods You will also study three Special Subject modules and one further 20-credit module.
The programme culminates in a 15,000-word dissertation in a research area that you choose with the guidance of academic staff. Please visit the website for full module details.

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 16290 GBP for Year 1

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