Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent) in humanities or social science subjects, or relevant practical experience. Interviews are required for students applying to this degree.
Months of entry
This Master of Arts degree provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the three geographical areas of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. This course highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, in their original contexts and in those of museums and exhibitions.
Several disciplines are explored including: anthropology, art history, archaeology, museology, sociology. The programme consists of three taught regional units, tuition linking to a timed essay and a dissertation. A student wishing to conduct advanced pre-PhD study can substitute one of the regional units with a themed research tutorial option.
Students get more lectures, seminars, tutorials and general contact time with academic staff than students at many other leading History of Art departments in the UK. Art History and World Art Studies is based in Norman Foster’s world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, an icon of modern design, which contains an astounding art collection with major internationally-renowned works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Edgar Degas, Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
UEA graduates of Art History and World Art Studies go on to high profile posts in such prestigious institutions as the British Museum, V&A, Tate and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as leading History of Art departments, publishers and the commercial art world.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Fees and funding
On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:
- American Studies
- Art History and World Art Studies
- Film and Television
- Language and Communication Studies
- Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
- Political, Social and International Studies
As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515