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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

At Sussex, we believe art history matters and continues to be significant today.

This MA includes hands-on workshops and interactive sessions using the rich resources held in The Keep, Brighton’s world-class centre for archives. We also have partnerships with local and national museums and collections. These include the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces, the National Trust, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Charleston - giving you access to expertise, art objects and research materials.

You will examine:

  • art’s place in 20th-century visual culture
  • museums and heritage
  • feminism and queer studies
  • criticism and the media.

You will be taught by professional curators as well as leading academics with established reputations for research. This means we can offer you expert guidance as you work on your own research, relevant to academia as well as the cultural and creative sectors beyond. On graduation, you will have the skills for both professional work and further study. Previous graduates having gone on to roles within prestigious institutions such as the British Museum, Soka Art Centre and Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).

Careers

An Art History MA at Sussex will develop your skills in attention to detail, research, written communication, and teamwork. Many of our graduates have gone on to careers in areas such as:

  • teaching, research, and publishing
  • law and the Civil Service,
  • museums, libraries, and archives.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers at the V&A, the Charleston Trust, the National Trust and at the BBC.

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 18,975per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 23 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    142 72%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    8th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    1st

    2

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