Postgraduate Taught Degrees
Courses - Funding
The MA in Art History offers study in a wider range of artistic cultures, periods and forms than in any other history of art department in the UK. The flexible structure of the course allows students to choose from seminar modules on the arts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and from antiquity to the present day.
The School of Art History and World Art Studies runs one of the longest-established programmes in Museum Studies in the UK. The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of academic staff in the School with the professional resources and experience of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers.
This course combines the theory and practice of managing cultural heritage (including archaeological sites, urban and other historic landscapes, great country houses etc). The MA is tailored to respond to the local and international need for qualified, responsible and adaptable cultural heritage professionals with highly developed conceptual and analytical skills. But the MA may also be taken as preparation for more advanced research into the global and local problems and issues surrounding the management of the cultural heritage.
The one-year course provides students with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, contemporary and historical, of the three geographical areas (Africa, Oceania and the Americas). It also highlights the methodological and theoretical issues involved in their analysis and display, both in their original contexts and in the contexts of museums and exhibitions.