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The Art Market and the History of Collecting by Research, M.A.

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The MA is offered by the University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections). Investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, it is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham, the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor

About

The course will start in January 2016 and will finish the following December. It comprises two introductory weeks on principles and methodologies followed by three 4-week taught modules delivered in the Winter and Spring Terms. During the third term, and under supervision, students research a dissertation which will be submitted at the end of the December term.

Subject to the agreement of the Programme Director, there are some options for part-time study, one day a week over two years, or by deferral of the dissertation.

Programme Structure

These modules will provide a combination of lectures, gallery visits, workshops and seminars on the history of collecting. Additionally the MA will offer training in research, online archival research and archival study skills, including sessions on palaeography, provenance research, the reading of account books, statistical analysis and interpretation of art market price trends.

All the London-based teaching, spread over two terms, will be based at the National Gallery in London.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      2 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    87

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    580

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    59

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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General Requirements

The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows:

  • a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or,
  • a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15156 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15152 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8016 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8020 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Buckingham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Full and partial scholarships are available, generously funded by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd. For more information, please contact Stephanie Seddon (tel: +44 (0)1280 820307; email: stephanie.seddon@buckingham.ac.uk) or Jeremy Howard (email: jeremy.howard@buckingham.ac.uk).

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