12 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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Lay the foundations for successful postgraduate study of art history and its related topics with this graduate diploma in World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. This course is ideal if you don’t yet have a grounding in art and material culture, but are passionate about the subject and aspire to postgraduate study in the field.

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On this World Art Studies course at the University of East Anglia  you’ll discover the art and architecture of societies and cultures across the globe, from antiquity to today. Throughout the course you’ll enjoy close and imaginative encounters with artworks. You’ll engage critically with art history and cultural theory.

You’ll ask questions such as, how does art connect with wider social, political and cultural forces? What is the role of art in allowing us to discover who we are, how we have been shaped, and what our potentials are, as both individuals and as communities? What are the most rewarding ways to think and write about art?

You’ll choose between four and six optional modules from the range on offer. The modules on offer address a wide variety of topics, and could include topics such as 20th-century UK and American art, Venetian art and architecture, art in the contemporary world, abstraction, Medieval art, the history of portraiture, and introductions to art history, archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, and more. Depending on your choice of modules, you’ll have the chance to go on field trips and be able to study artefacts first-hand.


  • Library and archive assistant
  • Museum education and engagement
  • Arts journalism and media work
  • Publishing, commissioning and editing
  • Gallery or production management
  • Postgraduate study

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Makers and Making
  • Learning on Site: The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
  • Material Worlds
  • Medieval Bodies
  • The Lives of Objects
  • Contemporary Gallery and Museum Studies
  • Photography as Contemporary Art
  • Mapping Worlds
  • Galleries and Museums Practice
  • Modern Art and States of Mind

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements


  • UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
  • Humanities or Social Sciences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 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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