Taught course

Art History

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Art History
Qualifications
MLittPGDip

Entry requirements

A good honours degree of at least a UK 2.1 classification or equivalent. A degree in the History of Art is recommended but is not an essential requirement for admission to the course of study leading to the MLitt.

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; students can also create a specialised pathway of coursework which concentrates upon a specific chronological period, medium or theme.

Course highlights

  • 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.
  • 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.

Teaching format

The MLitt in Art History is designed to develop and enhance core research and writing skills, to introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of Art History, and to enable students to explore specific time periods, art media and contextual questions.

The MLitt degree requires two semesters of full-time (or four semesters part-time) coursework, normally equivalent to four modules. Each module has a minimum contact time of 12 hours. The modules are taught as small group discussion seminars, with an average size of four to eight students in each group. Additionally, there may be class trips where relevant to the taught modules.

The assessment for the taught modules is based on coursework including book reviews, annotated bibliographies, visual analysis and object analysis essays, reading journals and research papers.

The final three months of your course will be focused on writing the final assessment piece, a 15,000-word dissertation. Across the two semesters, students participate in a series of skills workshops designed to help prepare for the dissertation element. Students may also apply to take part in a summer exchange programme with the École du Louvre in Paris.

Information for international students

Applicants must achieve a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

Fees and funding

UK students
£7500
International students
£17090

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgarthist@st-and.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1334 462414