• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
This MA Art History in Rome from Late Antiquity to the Present at Tor Vergata University of Rome offers to students the unique opportunity of studying art history from a privileged stand-point: living in Rome, thus in direct contact with exceptional artworks and monuments in their context.


The teaching staff gathers specialists of international reputation who guide students to the discovery of the multi-layered artistic heritage of Rome, which no doubt was and still is the most fascinating art capital of the world.

The Art History in Rome from Late Antiquity to the Present at Tor Vergata University of Rome will provide students with an in-depth analysis in the art history disciplinary area, based on a wide time span (from late antiquity to the present), but also in methodology, focusing on preservation, restoration and safeguard of cultural heritage. During the first year, the MA provides all the students with a solid background in three main disciplinary areas: art history; archaeology and architecture; methodology. 

During the second year the students choose four specialized courses. Modules are mainly delivered via lectures and take place at the University of Tor Vergata, but mostly in direct contact with art works in roman museums, art galleries and monumental sites. Extra activities will include internships in art institutions and learning Italian as part of the understanding process of western artistic culture.

Career Opportunities

The MA is designed to prepare for careers in museums, galleries, foundations, auction houses, archaeological sites, art consulting and art publishing, and for further study at the doctoral level.  The teaching will be mostly held in direct contact with the art works and contexts, as the programme has close ties with many of the most important art history institutions active in Rome.

The employment opportunities provided by the degree programs are, with high responsibilities, in specific institutions such as museums and superintendences and in professional activities of specialized consultancy in the fields of cultural industry and education in the knowledge of art heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History (Medieval — Early Modern — Contemporary)
  • Archaeology of the Roman Empire
  • Late Antiquity and Early Christian Archaeology
  • History of Architecture
  • Museography and Planning of Art Exhibitions
  • and Events
  • Material Culture and Conservation.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • More details:
              • Applicants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: April
            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus
            • More information Go to the programme website

            English Language Requirements

            This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

            Academic Requirements

            • An undergraduate degree (for italian applicants: Diploma di Laurea Triennale or equivalent Diploma) in the area of Cultural Heritage and Restauration, Arts and Humanities, Architecture and Design, History, Communication Studies, Learning and Education Sciences, Phylosophy, Modern Languages and Cultures, Geography.
            Students will be evaluated by the Admission Board only when they will have filled in the on-line application form and uploaded all the required documents listed below:
            • Transcripts Student Record (translated in English)
            • Curriculum Vitae in English (any format). 
            • English Proficiency Certificate to be inserted in the last page of your CV/

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              156 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 156 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA

              156 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 156 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            Tuition fees at the University of Rome Tor Vergata are based on the student’s family income.
            • Minimum Fee: 156,00 EUR
            • Maximum Fee: 4.100,00 EUR

            Living costs for Roma

            • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
              Living Costs

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


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