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History of Art, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The History of Art course at the University of Glasgow seeks to understand how and why paintings, sculptures, buildings and works in a variety of media come to look the way they do.
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Overview

You will benefit from the extensive resources of the University Library and Archives, and The Hunterian, the University’s museum and art gallery, which feature the world-famous Hunter, Whistler and Mackintosh collections. You will also have access to Kelvin Hall, the University and City’s innovative collections-access centre.

In your third-year vacation you will receive a grant to assist you to visit museums, galleries and buildings relevant to your chosen course options and dissertation subject.

The first year provides an introduction to history of art in two courses: 'Art history and its Materials and Techniques' and 'Art History in Action'. These courses allow you to study works by some of the best-known artists, designers and architects of all time, including non-western material, and they also introduce you to some key issues in history of art: the uses of different techniques and materials, and relationships between art theory, the role of art patrons and the concept of style. The two courses taken in sequence will prepare you for further levels of study, but either can be taken as an introduction to the discipline by students not intending to take it beyond Level-1.

Careers

This History of Art course at the University of Glasgow offers an excellent starting point for careers in publishing, journalism, teaching and librarianship, and for work in museums, galleries, the heritage sector, art dealing and auction houses. In recent years, our graduates have been appointed to posts including a Getty Collections Management Internship in the USA, and to curatorial or administrative posts at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London; Handel House, London; and the Design and Artists Collecting Society, London.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • You will study two further thematic groups, building on those studied at Level-1. At this stage of the programme, greater emphasis is placed on theoretical and contextual issues, useful foundations for progression to the more detailed study undertaken at Honours level. You will also be introduced to contrasted art-historical approaches and methods and to a range of backgrounds to the production and consumption of art.
  • If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4), you will prepare a dissertation and study a wide range of special options concentrating on specific periods and artists, and normally includind non-western as well as western art. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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General Requirements

A-Levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics, Statistics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes.

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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