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Entry requirements

A 2:1 (upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Art History fosters close analysis of art and visual culture across a broad chronological period from the Renaissance to the present day and from a range of theoretical and historical approaches. You will be encouraged to develop a rigorous critical approach that engages with the issues and debates that surround the production, display, and reception of art and its historical and social context.

Postgraduate teaching draws directly on the current research of staff in the department and reflects an engagement with the latest art historical scholarship. You will develop independent research and critical thinking skills in order to produce original work on topics in your chosen field.

MA students are part of the lively research community in the Department of History of Art. The MA Art History is supported by the Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture (NIRVC). The institute is concerned with all aspects of contemporary visual culture, as well as its histories, including fine art, public art and architecture; film, video and photography; digital multi- and mass media. In addition to their timetabled classes, students attend regular seminars and symposia hosted by NIRVC. They also take advantage of events and exhibitions at local art museums and galleries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
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