Master's Degree in Arts Studies in Scotland in United Kingdom

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Arts Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Arts studies incorporates a variety of art forms, including film, visual art, music, and theater. Some art programs will focus on one specific area while others will give students an overall education of the arts.

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Master of Letters in Art History: Inventing Modern Art

University of Glasgow
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. [+]

Masters in Arts Studies in Scotland in United Kingdom. Art History: Inventing Modern Art, 1768-1918 MLitt Inventing Modern Art enables you to understand how painting, design and architecture took new forms and meanings in an age of radical social, scientific and technological change. Working with leading experts, you will learn to interpret these from theoretical as well as object-based approaches. Why this programme World-leading resources, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s School of Art to the Burrell Collection and The Hunterian, home to the world’s largest public Whistler display. State-of-the-art collections access at the new Kelvin Hall Study Centre, and tuition by specialists including the Mackintosh and European Modernism Academic Curator. Programme Structure The programme offers a wide-ranging mix of taught and research components, and is taught by a team including the Academic Curator in Mackintosh studies and European Modernism, and experts in the Enlightenment, Whistler, Impressionism, the Vienna Secession, and dress history.  The 20-credit core course on 'Research Methods in Practice' is taken by all students in Semester 1, and provides an introduction to the key techniques and principles of advanced art-historical study and research. This provides a foundation for the programme's other components, which consist of: A compulsory dissertation (60 credits; 15-20,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography). This is submitted in August and written under the guidance of a specialist tutor. It provides opportunity for self-directed research on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the programme convener and the tutor. Five individual option courses, each worth 20 credits. These enable you to study particular themes or artistic movements in depth, and, if desired, also to obtain work experience. They include opportunities for first-hand engagement with relevant work in local collections and the new Kelvin Hall Collections Study Centre, and are selected from the following list. Some courses are taught in Semester 1 and some in Semester 2 (not all are available each year): Whistler, Impressionism, and European Avant-Gardes Impressionism: Innovation and Invention 1874-1926 The Artistic House Reading International Art Nouveau Historicism: German Art, Architecture and Design 1850-1918 The Birth of Modern Fashion? Textiles and Dress, 1680-1815 Victorian Visions: Dress and Textiles c. 1837-1901 Scottish Textile Histories Object-based research in the decorative arts Collecting East Asian Art Scientists, Antiquarians and Collectors Landscape Art and the Geography of 18th Century Britain Cultures of Collecting Provenance Work Placement   Independent Study   Student Exhibition Semester Abroad (Ecole du Louvre, Paris) Research Forum   One or more of your option courses may be chosen from those available in other College of Arts subjects, to create a distinctive interdisciplinary emphasis within your degree. The programme convener will give guidance on choices relevant to your personal goals and interests.  Entry requirements for entry in 2017 Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Note: A minimum 2.1 in History of Art or a related subject is required. You should also submit a writing sample of 2-3000 words, a CV and a personal statement. International students  with  academic  qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution,  Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 2 subtests not lower than 7.0 and no other sub-test lower than 6.5 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 95; no sub-test less than:
 Reading: 23 Listening: 23 Speaking: 22 Writing: 24 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English):  185  overall; no sub-test less than  176 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  185  overall; no sub-test less than  176 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test):  68; no sub-test less than  62 For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level  programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: Career prospects The programme provides a strong foundation for work in the museum, heritage, and education sectors, as well as in media, publishing, and arts administration. Its distinctive object-based study sessions and field trips introduce you to key professionals, whilst the placement option provides 'live' work experience - an essential first step in much arts employment. Our Art History Masters' graduates have secured curatorial posts at institutions including the Palace of Westminster, V&A Museum, Ironbridge Museum, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, as well as specialist positions with film and TV companies and auction houses. For those interested in an academic career, the dissertation component provides essential preparation  for  doctoral research.  [-]

Master in Art and Social Sciences (The Elphinstone Institute)

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building. [+]

Master in Art and Social Sciences (The Elphinstone Institute)

Research Degrees: MPhil, PhD

The Elphinstone Institute was established in 1995 to mark the University's quincentenary. Located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, it is a centre for ethnologically-based study of the languages, culture and traditions of the North of Scotland. It is located in the newly refurbished MacRobert building.

Institute members are active in fieldwork in local communities, and in archival research in the University's extensive collections, which include the important George Washington Wilson collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs. The University's Marischal Museum has excellent ethnographic holdings. In addition, the Institute has its own research library, and a growing sound and video archive. There are strong links with other Departments and programmes, especially the Research and Graduate Programme of Social Anthropology, Ethnology, and Cultural History, through which the Institute organises joint seminars, and with Celtic, Education, English, Music, History and the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies.... [-]


Master in History of Art

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The History of Art Department offers expert supervision to research students in a wide range of topics based on the interests of individual members of staff and drawing upon the rich resources of the area. The University Library has been built up over five centuries. In addition to its excellent modern collection of art history books [+]

Master in History of Art

Research Degrees: MLitt, MPhil, PhD

Background

The History of Art Department offers expert supervision to research students in a wide range of topics based on the interests of individual members of staff and drawing upon the rich resources of the area. The University Library has been built up over five centuries. In addition to its excellent modern collection of art history books covering all periods, it is particularly strong in 18th and 19th century material, including art theory and criticism, archaeology and travel literature.

The Historic Collections include important medieval manuscripts and estate papers.The unique George Washington Wilson archive contains over 45,000 original glass plate negatives made by this pioneer Victorian photographer. Visual resources are equally rich. The North-east of Scotland has a distinguished architectural heritage from the middle ages onwards, while Aberdeen Art Gallery has a fine collection of French and British (not just Scottish) art. In addition to its unique William Dyce archive, it has one of the best collections of Victorian painting outside London, with examples of work by almost all the leading Victorian painters. The Macdonald Collection (94 artists' portraits) and the Peacock Print Archive are of special interest. The National Galleries of Scotland, the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Art Gallery and the Hunterian Museum are within easy reach by train, bus or car. The Department is situated right in the heart of the King's College campus in Old Aberdeen. The Department is also part of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy.The Postgraduate Community... [-]


Master in Archaeology

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific. [+]

Master in Archaeology

Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, PhD

Background

Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology is unique in the United Kingdom in that it focuses explicitly on the lifeways and worldviews of northern cultures, encompassing a region that takes in the North Atlantic, Northern Eurasia, high-latitude North America and the North Pacific.

Popular perception holds that if the 'cradle of civilization' was nurtured in warm southern climes, then the north was little more than a frozen wasteland. Such caricatures, of course, are hard to support when we consider the almost infinite and varied evidence of the human condition in the northern world. While often living in environments which could be less than favourable and even hostile, northern peoples were anything but more primitive versions of those farther south.... [-]


Master in Museum Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience... [+]

Master in Museum Studies

Programme Length

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Aims

Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff.

Syllabus

In the first half-session a core course ‘The Museum Idea’ focuses on the history and theory of collecting and museums, with the second half-session core course ‘Curating an Exhibition’ includings a wide range of practical experiences as students play the key role in creating the King’s Museum’s summer exhibition. Alongside these core courses, students will be able to choose two courses from a range of electives drawn from disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Business Studies, History of Art, History, Law and Literature. During the summer those students with a research interest are able to complete a dissertation, while those with a more vocational interest produce a project based on a 20 day placement in a museum.... [-]


Master in Art and Business

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught MLitt in Art and Business is designed around the excellent resources available in Aberdeen. Through the study of both art in situ and contemporary business theory and practice, students will gain first hand experience of the art market place. [+]

Master in Art and Business

Programme Length

MLitt 12 months full-time 24 months part-time

Aims

The taught MLitt in Art and Business is designed around the excellent resources available in Aberdeen. Through the study of both art in situ and contemporary business theory and practice, students will gain first hand experience of the art market place. It provides training in art historical and business methods. The course is delivered as a collaboration between leading commercial professionals and academics. It provides a choice of approach to art historical period, and to business specialisms.

Syllabus

Art and Business begins with core courses designed for beginners from each field. Thus, students with a background in art history will take Introduction to Business for Art History, and business students will take Introduction to Art History for Business.... [-]


Master in Archaeology of the North

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

The taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen. [+]

Master in Archaeology of the North

Programme Length

MSc 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time PgDip 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time

We have two intakes each year: September & January

Aims

The taught MSc in Archaeology of the North is the only degree of its kind in the world, reflecting the unique research focus of the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen.

Students are equipped with research skills to investigate the material culture and heritage of the far northern hemisphere, a region that includes Scotland, the North Atlantic, Scandinavia and Baltic Europe, northern Russia and the circumpolar region through Siberia, the North Pacific and high-latitude North America. With an emphasis on colonisation and culture contact, lifeways and world-views, every graduate is provided with a thorough knowledge of the theory and practice specific to northern archaeology, together with the foundation for further study or professional employment. In addition every graduate will have acquired detailed competence in a specialist regional or chronological field, chosen from a range of options across the entire northern world.... [-]