At Essex, you have the freedom to study what most interests you. Some of the topics you may choose to explore include the history of photography; modern and contemporary art; curatorial practice and exhibition design; as well as more vernacular forms of visual culture, such as body art and activist placards.
Regardless of the topics you pursue, we are committed to research-based teaching, with a particular emphasis on bringing the approaches of art history into contact with other disciplines and discourses. In so doing, we seek to facilitate a critical engagement with artworks and forms of visual culture, both within and beyond the traditional canons of art history.
The visual arts and culture industries have become an increasingly significant part of the national and international economy, and art history graduates leave Essex with the skills to take advantage of this growing opportunity.
Graduates from our programmes are ideally prepared for roles in the media, in advertising, in museums and galleries, in education (in schools, universities, and cultural institutions), as conservators, as auctioneers, dealers and antiques specialists, in charities, in publishing, as specialist arts lawyers, as PR agents, in fashion, or to run their own galleries.
Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles including:
- A member of the valuation team at Sotheby’s (New York)
- Head of Learning at firstsite (a contemporary arts centre in Colchester)
- Visual Merchandising Manager at John Lewis (Oxford Street, London)
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Art in Latin America
Digital Heritage and Museums
Contemporary Art: 1980 to the Present
Photography in History
Art and Nature
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- 9 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts History Art History View 225 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
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A degree with an overall 2.2.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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International13028 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13028 GBP per year during 9 months.
National6072 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6072 GBP per year during 9 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.