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 University is a place where art is created and debated, exhibited and experienced. More than gaining knowledge in art history, you will be studying alongside practising artists, curators and published historians. As a student on the MA Art History course, you will also have access to studios, print workshops, photographic and digital equipment.

Whether your chosen career path involves curating, exhibiting, criticism, collecting, art journalism or any other route, by undertaking this course you will develop essential skills, expertise and experience. By studying the history of art through personal research and excellent tutorage you will engage in vigorous intellectual inquiry in the subject and delve deeply into your chosen specialism.

Our MA in Art History course is skills-orientated and career-building, combining applied research with vocational training. It also equips you with essential research and writing skills, to which you are introduced as part of our core module, Artworld.

Studying independently or as part of a team, you will be encouraged to develop critical and interdisciplinary thinking, communicate your ideas in seminar discussions and presentations, as well as publicly share your research.

The School of Art is one of only two UK art schools to have achieved government-accredited museum status. Our renowned collection of fine art and objects of material culture provides opportunities for original, tutor-negotiated research projects. It not only enables you to examine artefacts at close hand, study their techniques and discover their pasts, but also to catalogue and curate our collections under the guidance of our museum professionals.

Information for international students

Information for international students can be found here: Information for International Students : Aberystwyth University

Fees and funding

For funding available to UK students: UK Students : Study With Us , Aberystwyth University

For funding available to International students: International Students : Study With Us , Aberystwyth University

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01970 622023