Taught course

Aesthetics and History of Art

University College Cork · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to the MA programme in Aesthetics and History of Art a candidate should have a second class honours, Grade I, Primary Degree (or equivalent) in Art-History, Philosophy or relevant subject (including fine art and architecture), or equivalent qualifications. Successful applicants must demonstrate evidence of having taken undergraduate or postgraduate modules in art history and/or philosophy and/or practical/professional expertise or qualification in an area that involves aesthetics.

Months of entry


Course content

The new MA in Aesthetics and History of Art is an innovative course that appropriately responds to sustained developments in aesthetics and presents historical and contemporary research relevant to the subject areas of philosophy and art history as well as to cognate and related disciplines and practices.
The aim of this MA programme is to offer at UCC the only course in Ireland that provides students with the opportunity to develop and critically evaluate theories of art in their historical as well as philosophical contexts.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Ed Krcma