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Art, Philosophy and Cultural Institutions MA

University of Liverpool

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This exciting interdisciplinary master's programme combines philosophical aesthetics, art theory and hands-on experience in galleries and museums, thereby bringing together both theoretical and practical interests. It is specifically designed to equip students with the competence to pursue either a doctorate programme in the Arts and Humanities, or a professional career in the cultural sector.

In addition to traditionally taught modules, students also benefit from research-led teaching a two-week practical placement with one of our cultural partners in the city. The programme also offers the opportunity to apply for a three-month studentship with Tate Liverpool, exclusively offered to our students.

The programme is structured around four compulsory core modules: Main Topics in the theory of art, in which members of staff lead weekly seminars on their own current research; Cultural Institutions, which takes places at a range of collaborating cultural institutions around the city, including the University’s Victoria Gallery and Museum; Research, Employability, and Professional Skills and placement, supported by the careers and employability service and our cultural partners, and a supervised dissertation or case study over the summer.

Why Philosophy?

Be part of a city with a reputation for cultural achievement

With its impressive wealth of museum and galleries and its vibrant cultural scene, Liverpool is an ideal place to pursue a degree in aesthetic theory with opportunities to work hands-on in cultural institutions.

Career prospects

Graduates of the MA Art, Philosophy and Cultural Institutions have gone on to a variety of careers within the cultural sector: including curating, development, marketing, and teaching. The programme acquaints you with the key issues facing the cultural world, as well as provides you with hands-on experience, and both are important for a career in the arts. Other graduates have gone on to continue their studies through a PhD in art-related subjects or philosophy: depending on the modules you choose, the programme gives you a basis for several PhD routes. Furthermore, the programme gives its students analytical, argumentative and problem solving skills valued by many employers. Other career destinations of our graduates therefore include business, media, the civil service and education.

Application deadline

15 July 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,350per year

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

University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching in medicine, dentistry, business, law architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised research themes include personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support for international students includes a bespoke pre-arrival programme, meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 105 10

    23rd out of 55 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    137 64%

    28th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    18th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.34 67%

    100th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    132 63%

    28th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    12th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    37th

    1

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