Scottish Art and Visual Culture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #23 (QS) ,
The Scottish Art and Visual Culture programme offered by The University of Edinburgh aims to introduce students to research in the History of Art at the highest level and develop research interests in Scottish Art and Visual Culture.

About

This programme is not currently running, but it may be reinstated in future.

The Scottish Art and Visual Culture programme offered by The University of Edinburgh  is the only masters programme in Scottish Art in the UK. It combines close academic study with an internship in a local institution. Edinburgh is without doubt the best city for studies in Scottish Art. Its art collections in this area are world-class.

Career Opportunities:

The unique nature of this programme means potential employers, both in academia and the cultural heritage sector, hold the degree in very high regard. Furthermore, the experience and contacts you gain through your internship could provide a solid foundation for an eventual career in a museum or gallery environment. Throughout the programme you will also acquire a number of highly transferable skills (communication and analysis, for example) that will be an asset to any career path you choose.

Programme Structure

The first two semesters are based around small-group teaching, and an internship. From April to September, students are engaged full-time, researching and writing their dissertations.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the programme will:

  • have valuable work experience in a field related to art history, including writing art criticism;
  • have completed a major piece of original, independent art-historical research;
  • have shown themselves to be capable of further research in the History of Art.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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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).

Academic requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

International qualifications

  • Entry requirements by country

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
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