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Art and Art History, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
This Art and Art History degree offered at Aberystwyth University will suit students who wish to explore working as professional artists or as art academics. The School of Art at Aberystwyth provides supervision and specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects and is committed to excellence in both studio practice and academic study.

Overview

Art and Art History degree offered at Aberystwyth University provides supervision and specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects and is committed to excellence in both studio practice and academic study.

Aberystwyth School of Art is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most popular places to study and creatively explore Art. Writing in the Guardian, journalist Miles Brignall concluded that the twice-yearly MA Art History Exhibitions at Aberystwyth are among the top four ‘pick of the shows’ UK-wide.  Aberystwyth was the only institution he selected outside London.  

Employability

The range of posts to which our graduates progress widens all the time. Our alumni have gone on to work:

  • for designing companies
  • in museums and galleries
  • as art teachers
  • on education programmes in galleries
  • in gallery assistant posts
  • producing family-based learning activities in galleries and museums

Our graduates have also taken up exciting internships and traineeships with a variety of national and international organisations, progressed to further academic study (PHDs), and recent MA graduates were selected for the FBA Futures show held yearly at the Mall Galleries in London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artworld: Contemporary Practice in Context (for Students of Fine Art) 
  • Exhibition : Consolidation 
  • Vocational Practice 
  • Portfolio: Development 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.1 (UK) (or above). European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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