12 months
15304 EUR/year
7430 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Art History programme of Trinity College Dublin offers students a wide range of art-historical approaches to the art and architecture of Ireland and the abundant holdings of European and World art in Ireland.


Course Description

It is an opportunity to study modern and contemporary Irish art, the remarkable collections of medieval manuscripts in Dublin, the links between Irish and European art, and Ireland’s built heritage. The Art History programme of Trinity College Dublin provides students with the art-historical skills, methodologies, and theoretical approaches essential to advanced research, analysis, documentation, and digitisation. Throughout all modules, there is a strong emphasis on direct engagement with works of art in public and private collections. Students will be expected to think critically about the interpretation of objects using a range of methodological approaches and to conduct independent research.

The M.Phil. in Art History is a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study in the history of art in Ireland and provides a strong foundation for those considering doctoral research or careers working in museums, galleries, and auction houses, as well as in education, cultural media and heritage.

Graduates of the course are well placed to pursue a multiplicity of career pathways, for example, in the museum and cultural sector, as media and public relations specialists, in publishing, public administration or business and, of course, teaching and research. For those already working in these sectors the course will enrich knowledge and skills, stimulate lateral thinking, and act as a spur to innovation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medieval Monastic Ireland
  • Interpreting Ireland’s Built Heritage
  • Ireland and France, 1800–2000
  • Themes and Agendas in Modern and Contemporary Irish Art
  • Medieval Manuscripts in Irish Collections

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. An undergraduate degree in art history is preferable but not essential. 
  • Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15304 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15304 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7430 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7430 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part time fee:

  • National - 6,130 EUR
  • International - 10,348 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /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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