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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This Masters degree embraces a rich and diverse field of enquiry that explores the relationship between visual culture and wider social practices. The flexible structure of the programme will allow you to engage with a broad range of methodological and chronological perspectives in Art History, based on your completion of a bespoke portfolio of courses tailored to your individual interests. On completion of the degree you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of a wide variety of visual cultures, past and present.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This programme offers privileged access to world-leading expertise and hands-on engagement with original artefacts in world-class collections, including our own Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
  • You will have the chance to participate in the latest critical and theoretical debates around historical and contemporary art practices with experts in the world of Medieval and Renaissance Art, the Enlightenment, Impressionism and European Modernism.
  • Our work placement option gives you the opportunity to explore a possible future career in the cultural, heritage or visual arts sector, developing your skills and experience and meeting with professional practitioners.
  • The city of Glasgow (and Scotland at large), is home to internationally-renowned art collections and archival and historical resources that will foster your research and analytical skills. Studying here, with access to a diverse variety of year-round cultural and artistic events, offers a unique opportunity to live and study in a city that values and encourages artistic and cultural endeavour.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The MLitt in Art History provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers, particularly in the museum, cultural, and heritage sectors, and in the commercial world of auction houses and private dealership. It is also an excellent grounding for those aiming to go on to PhD study and a career in academia.

It fosters and encourages the key skills valued by many employers, including the ability to:

  • find, select, and manage large quantities of information
  • communicate confidently aurally or in writing
  • solve problems through the application of creative and critical thinking.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,370per year

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

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 28 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    171 90%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    22nd

    2

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