M.A. On Campus

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Sotheby's Institute of Art

12 months
32900 GBP/year
27200 GBP/year
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The Master’s degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art provides students with critical tools for understanding Asian art – a growing field with increasing significance in the international art market. 


The Modern and Contemporary Asian Art program at Sotheby's Institute of Art examines how Asian art has developed in the modern and contemporary period in relation to its complex historical backdrop. Students are exposed to Asian artists and art production both within Asia and in the extensive Asian art diaspora around the globe. 

Key Features 

  • The program equips graduates with expertise for application in the professional art sphere – from museums and art fairs to public and private art institutions worldwide. 
  • Graduates take up a range of positions in galleries, art fairs, museums, and auction houses, working in major cultural centers around the world. Graduates may also embark on doctoral studies for deeper specialization toward an academic career or a museum curatorship.

Programme Structure

  • The Master’s degree is awarded for 120 taught credits across two semesters, as well as the completion of a 60-credit dissertation over the course of an additional semester.  The program is of twelve months’ duration.
  • The first two semesters are intensively taught. In the first semester, Navigating the Art World (30 Credits) brings students from all MAs together for an introduction to the art world and to a variety of postgraduate research skills and methodologies within the disciplines of art history and art business.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling admissions


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60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic transcripts/mark sheets: from all undergraduate and post-secondary academic institutions attended.
  • Two (2) letters of reference: References from an academic or professional contact. For those candidates with work experience, at least one reference should be professional.
  • A personal statement (1,000 words maximum): Please tell us about yourself, your reasons for your choice of program, any relevant academic or art related experience, and your future career goals.
  • A writing sample: A graded paper of no fewer than 1,000 words from an art history or art-related course or 1,000-word original essay or mock review written for an art publication or website. Footnotes are required for any citations.
  • A curriculum vitae or résumé.
  • An English language proficiency exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    27200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK/EU:  MA total: £27,700 /  PG Dip total: £22,200
  • Non-UK/EU: MA total: £33,200 / PG Dip total: £26,500

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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