Taught course

Art, Law and Business

Christie's Education London · Christie's Education London

Entry requirements

Completed application. A university degree, normally at 2.1 level. Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS. Applicants must also provide a 1,000 – 2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject. CV/Resume. Personal Statement. Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students). Scanned colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Art, Law and Business is a 15-month, full-time, cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme which equips you with an advanced understanding of international art markets. It is unique in combining three challenging and intensively taught components in Art History, Art Law and Art Business, whilst providing a dynamic learning experience in a professional environment at the heart of the art world.

The programme focuses on how the art market functions from both commercial and legal perspectives, whilst maintaining a critical and intellectual understanding of the art and artefacts around which the market turns.

The programme offers a high level of academic and critical understanding of art, art law, and art business, and directly networks you into professional practice. Many of the lectures and study visits are led by professional practitioners, such as commercial gallerists, lawyers, artists, and curators. You also have the benefit of an integrated work placement during the fourth term of study.

Creative and lively, the teaching and learning environment stimulates problem solving and original thinking through assignments based upon professional models of practice. In addition to a traditional rigorous academic foundation based on essays, reports, and examinations, you have the opportunity to create auction sales, assess art investment funds, and design curatorial projects for art fairs. You will also learn about established and emerging art markets through field work on international study trips to places such as Marrakech, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, and Venice.

The programme attracts students who are passionate, committed, and hardworking from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds worldwide. You will also become a part of the global Christie’s alumni network and be able to meet a range of alumni working in the art world, both in London and abroad.

Information for international students

If you require a visa to study in the UK, we recommend you submit your application form by April of the year you intend to study. Applications will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Christie’s Education has scholarships. Please see this link for more information: https://www.christies.edu/london/scholarships-financial-aid

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Genavive Sarkis
0207 389 2460