Taught course

Art History

Aberystwyth University · School of Art

Entry requirements

2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Art at Aberystwyth provides supervision and specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects and is rapidly become 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.

  • There are over 20,000 original artworks in Aberystwyth School of Art’s collection
  • Aberystwyth School of Art holds registered museum status from the Museums and Galleries Commission of Great Britain
  • Opportunity to submit articles for publication to develop your engagement with critical and public opinion
  • Opportunity to curate your own exhibition from the School’s art collections
  • Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
  • 100% of Aberystwyth School of Art’s research was either world leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact – REF 2014
  • 75% of the School of Art’s publications were of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014
  • Opportunity to study within one of the UK’s long-established Schools of Art and to work closely with staff in a stimulating research environment
  • Aberystwyth School of Art administers the Catherine Lewis Trust Fund, which continues to acquire important works of art for the University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01970 622023