Taught course

Art in Germany / Kunst in Deutschland

University of Glasgow · College of Arts

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Note: A minimum 2.1 in History of Art or a related subject is required. You should also submit a writing sample of 2-3000 words, a CV and a personal statement. German language requirement: DSH German Language Proficiency Test for the Admission to Higher Education.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique Art History Masters in Art in Germany / Kunst in Deutschland is an MSc/MA programme with a strong international and unique bi-lingual emphasis. You will spend your first semester studying in the University of Glasgow’s vibrant cultural environment and the second at the prestigious Institute for Art History at the University of Bonn in Germany. The programme leads to a Double Masters: An MSc awarded by the University of Glasgow and an MA awarded by the University of Bonn. You will study art, architecture, design and exhibition culture within the framework of the rich intellectual and political history in Germany. Art in Germany / Kunst in Deutschland looks primarily at German art, but also considers the international art world in a German context. At both institutions, teaching is delivered by leading scholars in the field and is supported by a vibrant research culture.

Why Glasgow

  • You will benefit from a rich programme of events and guest lectures at both institutions and from specially-tailored talks, visits, events and workshops involving external institutions and individuals in the UK and Germany.
  • This programme has been developed on the basis of a long-standing and fruitful partnership (since 2007) with the Institute for Art History at the University of Bonn.
  • The Institute in Bonn has a particularly outstanding specialist research library ideal for advanced study in the History of Art, to which you will have full access.
  • This innovative programme is unique: It leads to a double qualification (an MSc awarded by the University of Glasgow and an MA awarded by the University of Bonn). It represents a great opportunity to study at two leading research and teaching institutions and to benefit from art-historical teaching and learning in two different linguistic and cultural environments.
  • The programme has a strong bi-lingual component (some knowledge of both languages, English and German, is required). As a student on this programme, you will benefit from studying in an English-speaking environment before proceeding to study in a German-speaking context. The bi-lingual aspect is regarded as a positive strength to this programme, but flexibility is built in for students whose English is stronger than their German: during the semester in Bonn you will have the option of completing written assignments in English if preferred.
  • Teaching and learning takes place in a variety of contexts beyond the classroom to foster subject-specific and practical skills. In particular, in Germany in Semester 2, you will take part in excursions to a range of sites such as museums, galleries and historical monuments and you will be able to enjoy the many outstanding art collections and cultural facilities in and easily accessible around Bonn (especially in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen, Duisburg, Aachen and beyond).
  • In the break between the two semesters you will join a week-long study trip led by Glasgow staff to a relevant city such as Berlin, Munich or Vienna.

Programme Structure

Core courses

You will take a postgraduate core course at Glasgow in ‘Research Methods in Practice’ along with the recommended options ‘Historicism: German Art, Architecture and Design 1850-1918’ and ‘Dada in Switzerland and Germany’. In Bonn you will take a course providing an overview of German art, and others on art in German museums and particular focused case studies.

Optional courses

On agreement with your tutors, it is possible to take 20 credits in an alternative, relevant optional course.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): Overall score 7.0; 2 subtests not lower than 7.0 and no other sub-test lower than 6.5. IBTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 24

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Deborah Lewer