Taught course

Art and Business

University of Aberdeen · History of Art

Entry requirements

Academic requirements Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience. Language requirements For international students, proof of proficiency in English is required. The accepted certificates and minimum scores are listed as follows: IELTS test overall score of 6.5, with a writing and reading score of 6.0 and a listening and speaking score of 5.5 TOEFL overall score of 90, with a writing and reading score of 21, a listening score of 17 and a speaking score of 20 PTE Academic Test overall score of 62 with a writing and reading score of 54 and a listening and speaking score of 51

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative programme will appeal to students who wish to embark on careers in the art and heritage business. It is designed for students with a background in either history of art or business. Students are not expected to have knowledge of both disciplines prior to entry.

The taught MLitt in Art and Business is designed around the excellent resources available at the University of Aberdeen. Through the study of both art in situ and contemporary business theory and practice, students will gain a first hand experience of the art market place. Options provide training in art historical, business and museum methodology. The course is delivered as a collaboration between leading commercial professionals and academics. It provides a choice of approach to commercial issues in art history, heritage, and to business specialisms. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/courses/taught-hoa.php

Information for international students

The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Professor Jane Geddes
+44 (0)1224 272380
+44 (0)1224 273750