Research course

Art History

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
ResM

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Entry requirements

You will need to be able to show evidence that you are ready to pursue your proposed project. To discuss the feasibility of your research project, please contact Dr Péter Bokody (our postgraduate coordinator).


For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:

  • A first or upper second honours degree in art history or a related subject; or an equivalent degree; or substantial experience in an appropriate field.
  • A sample of critical writing may also be required and if your first language is not English, then evidence of English proficiency is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore 21st century art history and learn about this ever-expanding discipline, marked by interdisciplinary cross-overs, varied and competing methodologies, and a huge range of objects of study that can break through the boundaries of the traditional notion of ‘art’. Study issues as diverse as authorship, subjectivity, reception studies, and cultural and gender identity. You’ll be primed to undertake art-historical investigation and a research project on a specific topic of your choice.

Key features:

  • Develop your application of the critical theories and approaches relevant to art history providing you with experience in research methods and skills in arts and humanities.
  • Gain experience in research methods and skills in the arts, humanities, creative and cultural industries, and related fields. Leave the course with the skills necessary for a career in research.
  • Choose to study full time or part time to fit in with your career plans or other commitments. You can study full time (12-18 months) or part time (24-36 months).
  • The programme also delivers a through route from undergraduate level to MPhil/PhD via Masters degree. It is an ideal route if you have a strongly conceived research project and do not wish to undertake a taught MA yet do not have the skills base for an MPhil/PhD.
  • Focus on an art-historical project within a vibrant and challenging interdisciplinary research community. Study issues as diverse as authorship, subjectivity, reception studies, and cultural and gender identity.
  • Be inspired by our research-active staff, conducting research in the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA). The centre supports the work of over 50 academics across the disciplines of English, creative writing, history, art history, theatre, dance, performing arts and music.
  • Take the opportunity to improve your continuing professional development - if you are a teacher or academic working in the South West and do not currently have a postgraduate research degree.
  • If you are awarded a distinction in this programme you are automatically offered a place on our MPhil/PhD programme in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, subject to appropriate supervision and resource arrangements being in place.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ResM
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk