Art History, M.A. | The University of Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
12 months
26770 USD/year
26770 USD/year
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The University of Hong Kong HKU Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH) programme is the first MA in Hong Kong to focus on art history.


Art History provides advanced training in research and writing for students and specialists pursuing further academic study in art history or professional careers in museums and other art-related fields. It is important to understand that The University of Hong Kong's programme is not primarily a curatorial studies programme, nor does it focus on navigating the art market. 

We do include training in a number of curatorial skills that are essential for work in museums and galleries, but these are just part of the larger academic curriculum, which emphasizes art historical research, theory, and writing.

Programme goal

  • Students enroll and participate in six courses, three per semester, and explore various themes, time periods and subjects in art history.
  • By the end of the programme they focus on a specific research topic and write an MA dissertation of 10,000 words, under the supervision of a recognized authority in the chosen field of inquiry.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Art History: goals, methods, and writing
  • Art history: materials, techniques, and collections
  • Dissertation writing workshop
  • Seminar in Chinese art
  • Seminar in contemporary art
  • Seminar in Art History research and writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application form (through the online portal)
  • A statement of purpose (no more than 1,000 words)
  • C.V. or resumé
  • A copy of their university transcript(s)
  • A copy of their university certificate(s) (if applicable)
  • An academic or professional writing sample in English (no more than 5,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography)
  • Two reference reports (by email)
  • Original paper transcript(s) (if required, by mail)
  • Original TOEFL or IELTS reports (if required, by mail)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26770 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    26770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26770 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • HK$210,000.

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /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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