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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. A degree in art history is strongly recommended but is not an essential requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Art History offers a diverse range of subject areas, from early medieval art and architecture to contemporary performance art; modules address major themes and concepts that connect different periods of art history.

It is designed to:

  • Develop and enhance core research and writing skills.
  • Introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of art history.
  • Enable students to explore current critical debates, art media and contextual questions.

Highlights

  • The choice of modules allows wide-ranging study of thematic or methodological issues, as well as focused research pathways.
  • Small class sizes prioritise discussion with peers and interaction with the tutor.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend class trips, and there is a research seminar with guest lecturers for all staff and students every two weeks. Students may also apply to take part in exchange programmes at our partner institutions.
  • Students have access to extensive library holdings including a major visual resources collection with over 150,000 images and a microfiche copy of the Conway and Witt photographic archives, comprising some two million images of works of art.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£20,370

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    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

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgarthist@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2399