Why this programme?

An in-depth look at the relationship between art, aesthetic expression and society

If you want to work in arts and culture or the museum sector, then this Master’s in Art History is right for you. It will also provide you with a degree that prepares you for a career in research, allowing you to apply for doctoral education.

You will take an in-depth look at the relationship between art, aesthetic expression and society, including discussions about art and policy, partly based on critical theory and partly based on the debate surrounding cultural policy. You will also examine gender issues and environmental issues linked to art history.

The programme has a contemporary grounding and thematic organisation. Multicultural perspectives, aspects of gender and class are integrated and placed in relation to the arts and visual environments from different historical periods. The included courses are more advanced than undergraduate courses, as is the course literature. Their contents are closely linked to research and are part of the Critical Cultural Theory research area. You will follow teaching staff who are active researchers, and listen to and discuss with other national and international researchers. During the programme, you will study research problems and themes linked to classical art history and to visual culture studies, which could include anything from rare artworks to architecture and design in a range of historical periods.