University of East Anglia

MA History of Art

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University of East Anglia
In Norwich (England)

Rs 6,87,982
*Guide price
Original amount in GBP:
£ 7,550

Important information

Typology Master
Location Norwich (England)
Start September 2019
  • Master
  • Norwich (England)
  • Start:
    September 2019

Expand and deepen your understanding of art history with this MA course, which centres on the advanced study of key issues in art’s relationship to modernity from the Middle Ages through to the late 20th century, and which challenges you to consider art in critically sophisticated ways.

Through intensive seminars on current topics in the study of art, this course will provide you with the intellectual grounding and research skills required to make your own contribution to art history as a discipline. Whether your aim is to pursue PhD research or to work in the museum, gallery or commercial art worlds, this course offers you the academic experience and expertise needed to take that next step.

We are one of the leading centres in the world for the study of art history and material culture, and the only one in the UK concerned with the study of art worldwide. The impact of our research was rated second-highest in the UK for art history (REF2014).

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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2019
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Reviews on this course

What I would highlight: Lectures were simply interesting and engaging. And, campus is really nice. It was a nice experience.
What could be improved:
Course taken: September 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
What I would highlight: UEA is a really good uni and think it deserves more credit. Love it!
What could be improved:
Course taken: August 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Carlota Dolben
What I would highlight: It has made changes on me in terms of academic and social life.
What could be improved:
Course taken: August 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
Kristian Petrovic
What I would highlight: Superb, but near the end it got a bit repetitive, the teaching and lectures especially.
What could be improved:
Course taken: August 2017
Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Art History

Course programme

You will take four core taught modules on this course (two per semester): Art, Identity and the Body; Art, Everyday Life and the City; Art, Science and Technology; and Imagining Worlds. These modules address topics central to advanced-level studies in the history of art between 1400 and 2000, and take a transhistorical and transcultural approach, focusing on a number of different moments and locations in that history. You will therefore be able to explore the period as a whole while developing your expertise in your preferred area, including through written assignments and your dissertation. 

Each module will be taught by a select number of academic staff, who will lead dedicated blocks of seminars in which particular issues, critical theories and research skills relevant to the study of art’s relationship to modernity will be addressed. Topics addressed might include art and civic identity, the artistic status of photography, art’s relationship with commerce, still-life painting, contemporary art and environmental change, and the macabre.  

Seminars take the form of small group discussion and presentations in which you will be encouraged to evaluate a range of images, artworks and critical approaches to art. Each module is overseen by a faculty member who will hold individual tutorials to offer assistance with your assessed coursework and your success on the module as a whole. 

Finally, you will write an independently researched dissertation of 12,000 words on an art-historical topic of your choice. You will have the support and guidance of an academic supervisor throughout the research and writing process. This is a chance to make your own contribution to the discipline through an extended and focused piece of original art-historical research.

This course is also available on a part-time basis.

Additional information

UK/EU Students: £7,550 (full time)
International Students: £15,800 (full time)
If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home/EU students).
We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.
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