MA in Art History
Online United Kingdom
Full time, Part time
GBP 7,080 *
Earliest start date
07 Oct 2023
* total cost
The MA in Art History draws upon the exciting research and outstanding teaching expertise of the department. Studying art history at the postgraduate level will deepen your understanding of art, architecture and visual culture, build your analytical and critical skills, and develop the skills needed for independent study and research. You'll start by exploring the core concepts and recent developments that have shaped art history from Renaissance Italy to the contemporary Caribbean, before building on these foundations to expand your understanding of visual and material objects – incorporating architecture, art and design. You'll complete this degree by researching and writing a dissertation on an agreed topic of your own devising.
Key features of the course
- Engages critically with key theories and approaches developed to interpret and explain works of art and architecture
- Examines critical debates in the academic discipline of art history and the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums
- Prepares and inspires you to confidently develop and articulate your own standpoint within the discipline
- Concludes with a substantial piece of independent research and a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The learning outcomes of this qualification are described in four areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
To gain the 180 credits you require for this qualification, you must study the modules in the order shown below and pass part 1 before progressing to part 2:
- MA Art History part 1 (A843)
- MA Art History part 2 (A844)
Or 180 credits from the discontinued modules A840, A841 and A847 if you started before 2014.
You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.