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Art History (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
26350 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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The MA in Art History (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will teach you to critically and perceptively assess images of all kinds, allowing you to become visually and verbally articulate. The main focus of the course is on the major arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, but it also encompasses the applied arts, graphic arts and photography.


The MA in Art History (Hons) at the University of St Andrews is a well-rounded discipline and embraces aspects of economic, social and political history, languages and literature, philosophy, and psychology to provide you with the relevant context with which to analyse works of art.

In the first two years, you will cover a chronological survey of European art (covering painting, sculpture and architecture) from the 13th century to the present day.

Alongside Art History, in the first year of your studies, you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two.


A degree in Art History provides an excellent foundation for a career in museums and galleries, arts administration, the art trade or teaching. As Art History is studied in social, geographical, cultural and psychological contexts, you will develop an understanding of how different societies evolve and how art impacts our lives.

Popular career areas for Art History students include:

  • business and finance
  • catering and hospitality 
  • cultural institutions
  • curatorship 
  • law
  • marketing 
  • media 
  • public relations
  • publishing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Age of Klimt, Olbrich and Mucha
  • The Scandinavian Art of Building and Design (1890-1960)
  • Seeing the Sixties
  • Approaches to Modern Sculpture
  • Manuscript Illumination in Western Europe
  • Romanticism and Visuality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Application deadline - 26 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • AABB

GCE A-Levels

  • AAB

AIB points

  • 35

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26350 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Republic of Ireland: £9250

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 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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