|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
Expenses, accommodation, working etc.
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
The core components of the programme include the double module ‘Curatorial Practices’ – taught on a weekly basis in the Barber Institute – that provides you with a full range of skills to curate an exhibition, and two single modules, ‘Research Training and Methods’ module which will help you to develop essential research skills, and ‘Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture’ which provides a theoretical foundation for your studies.
The programme also offers you the flexibility to select a further two options from a range of complimentary practical, theoretical and historical modules. These include: a 12-week placement with a local gallery, auction house or other commerical arts organisation set up on your behalf; the application of digital technologies in art history; the theory of exhibitions; aesthetics and the philosophy of art. As a result, this unique programme will provide you with the knowledge, experience and employability skills invaluable to museum and academic sectors whilst enabling you to establish professional networks in both.
You will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation, supported through one-to-one tutorials with your academic supervisor
Over the past five years, 100% of History of Art postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many graduates enter occupations relating to gallery and museum curatorship, management and research; others pursue careers in academia.
Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Barber Institute of Fine Arts;
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery;
National Portrait Gallery;
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists;
University of Birmingham;
Victoria and Albert Museum