Taught course

History of Art

University of Leeds · School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in History of Art at Leeds is at the cutting edge of an expanding field of critically-engaged approaches that have defined the School’s long history, and that continue to shape our discipline. You will engage closely with the debates that have coloured art history’s complex legacies, and marked its place within historical and contemporary configurations that extend beyond conventional understandings of the artwork into questions of power and politics, materiality, meaning and value, and shifting formations of subjectivity and identity.
Drawing on the School’s exceptionally rich and diverse community of researchers, and with our unique links to internationally important research institutions such as the Henry Moore Institute, as well as with an abundant and growing array of arts institutions in the city and nearby, the MA at Leeds will equip you to develop your own critically-informed research – toward the MA dissertation, and also beyond that at doctoral level – as part of a vibrant and challenging postgraduate culture.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading. TOEFL 92 with at least 23 in Writing, 24 in Speaking and 21 in Listening and Reading.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate and Research Clerk
+44 (0)113 343 5274