Visual Culture, M.Res. | University of Nottingham | Nottingham, United Kingdom
12 months
20500 GBP/year
4850 GBP/year
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The Visual Culture programme offered at the University of Nottingham is a substantial piece of original work and can be an advantage when applying for PhD funding.


Key facts

  • Are you passionate about digging deeper into visual culture?
  • Do you want the time, support and skills to carry out research?

The Visual Culture programme offered at the University of Nottingham is ideal if:

  • you cannot commit to a PhD but still have a topic you want to research further
  • your topic doesn't require three-years of PhD study
  • you want to develop your research and academic skills before starting a PhD

We specialise in four main areas.

  • Nineteenth-century art and cultural exchange
  • Collecting, reception and revival
  • Photography, film and spectatorship
  • Politics and identity

Careers and professional development

Typically, our students are in great demand for their extensive knowledge and skills. Recent destinations include:

Galleries, museums, collections

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Palace Museum, Beijing
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary


  • Sotheby's London
  • Christie's New York


  • National Trust
  • Contemplate Digital (SEO agency)
  • Universidad Technologica de Boliva


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture 
  • Art and Spectatorship
  • Image and Identity
  • Landscape, Space, Place
  • Visualising Conflict

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For postgraduate courses not starting in fall, the deadline is typically six weeks before the course start date.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent) in art history or a related subject.
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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