MLitt / MPhil On Campus

History of Art

University of Glasgow

12 months
20400 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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We have a vibrant student community in the History of Art programme of the University of Glasgow with many research projects and external collaborations.


Why this programme

The History of Art programme of the University of Glasgow offers unique opportunities for:

  • object-based learning using outstanding local collections and archives
  • training in research methods and skills
  • participation in many extra-curricular activities in the School of Culture and Creative Arts, detailed on our Student Life pages. Study is complemented by a lively programme of research seminars, to which postgraduates contributes, which includes lectures delivered by leading art and design historians, conservators and other visiting academics.

Programme Structure

Research areas

Areas available for research supervision include:

  • European art historical periods, particularly medieval, Renaissance, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
  • Modernist studies, particularly Dada and Surrealism
  • Chinese art and culture
  • the development and application of art theory, particularly gender and post-1945
  • collecting practices, collections and museums technical art history: interdisciplinary research into artists’ materials, methods, and studio practices in the past and present, artists’ intent, authenticity and authentication
  • material culture studies, particularly decorative art and design history
  • dress textile history
  • textile conservation and textile conservation science.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification
  • Candidates are required to provide an outline of the proposed research subject in about 1000 words
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /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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