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  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

Course information

The MLitt in Art History is designed to:

  • develop and enhance core research and writing skills
  • introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of art history
  • enable students to explore current critical debates, art media and contextual questions.

Highlights

  • The choice of modules allows wide-ranging study of thematic or methodological issues, as well as focused research pathways.
  • Small class sizes prioritise 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 exchange programmes at our partner institutions.
  • 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.

Careers

Recent postgraduates in Art History are employed in:

  • universities
  • archives
  • museums
  • galleries
  • auction houses
  • radio stations
  • publishing houses and magazines.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

06 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,370per 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 St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 26 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    173 86%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    14th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    6th

    5

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