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Reframing Medieval and Renaissance Global Art History MSc

University of Edinburgh

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Programme description

This programme invites you to join one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of global medieval and renaissance art historical and cultural expertise in the UK. The programme encourages you to challenge traditional Eurocentric assumptions. Together we will question what it means for something to be medieval, renaissance, or non-Western, uncovering neglected narratives and scrutinising assumptions that have often served as the foundations of art historical scholarship. Meaningful connections and shared concerns will be established by embracing theoretical frameworks and more recent approaches to objects (such as the body, ritual, performativity and material culture).

Covering a period from the third to the seventeenth century, across the world—including the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa, India, China and Japan—and cultures from Celtic and Christian to Islamic and Buddhist, the programme will allow you to conduct in-depth research projects in Edinburgh’s rich collection of archives and libraries, with behind-the-scenes access to world-leading galleries and museums.

You will also spend a week in Rome working closely with members of the programme team.

Career opportunities

The wide-ranging nature of this programme will equip you for further, more specialised, study and potentially a future academic career. The vocational element is the ideal stepping-stone to a career in art history, whether in the public or private sector. You’ll also gain an array of highly transferable skills, such as communication, curatorial practice and project management, which will prove an asset in any career. More specifically, our emphasis and approach mean you will gain analytic skills especially attuned to the nuance of cultural exchange and a global outlook.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,850per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 86 5

    18th out of 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    171 76%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    71st

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    165 87%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    24th

    5

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