Master's Degree in Art History in Saint Andrews in United Kingdom

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Art History

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

The master in Art History encourages students and develops skills to understand the historical context of art works, to have a critical analysis, and be able to do interpretive reading of both works of art and academic texts.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

St. Andrews is located in Scotland and known as the home of golf. One of fifteen Scottish universities, The University of St Andrews is located there. It’s also the oldest Scottish university, founded in 1410.

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MLitt in Art History

University of St Andrews
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Saint Andrews + 1 more

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. [+]

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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 current critical debates, art media, and contextual questions.

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 a wide-ranging study of thematic or methodological issues, as well as focused research pathways. Small class sizes prioritize 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 a summer exchange programme with the École du Louvre in Paris. Teaching format ... [-]