During this History of Art programme from University College London (UCL) , students develop skills for engaging with visual materials and gain historical knowledge, enabling them to interpret artefacts in relation to their social and cultural contexts. They are introduced to current methodological debates in the field and encouraged to define their own position through reasoned historical and theoretical arguments.
UCL's History of Art graduates have an excellent record of success in entering PhD programmes, careers in museums and galleries, the art trade, the heritage industry, art publishing, and art conservation.
The unique combination of visual analysis and intellectual rigour offered by the MA has also proven valuable in diverse careers including journalism, publishing, and advertising. For those aspiring to an academic career, the MA is a requirement for a PhD, and many former MA students have successfully received funding for research degrees, and subsequently obtained academic positions at prestigious institutions in the UK, North America, and elsewhere.
Our History of Art MA provides focused training in the history of art and its methodologies. It encourages students to develop original critical thinking on all aspects of visual culture, and promotes a serious engagement with historical and contemporary cultural debates.
Students will learn how to work collaboratively as well as independently to develop your skills in written and oral communications. The MA is an excellent starting point for a career in academia, curating, for working in the heritage industry, commercial art galleries, and other sectors of the cultural industries.
- Methods, Debates and Sources in History of Art
- Human and Non-Human in Medieval Art
- Transformations of the Body in Early Modern Cabinets of Display
- Vision, Tourism, Imperialism: Art and Travel in the British Empire, 1760-1870
- American Documentary: Inventions, Reinventions and Afterlives
- Politics of the Image: Germany 1890-1945
- Art as Theory: The Writing of Art
- Art and Technology in Nineteenth-Century France
- On Sex and Violence
- Race/Place: Exotic/Erotic
- Tracing the Body: Technologies of Representation in 18th and 19th-Century France
- Seeing Through Materials: Matter, Vision, and Transformation in the Renaissance
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesVisual Arts History Art History View 645 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
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