The MA in Art History offers study in an exceptionally wide range of artistic cultures, periods and forms. The flexible structure of the course allows students to choose from seminar modules on the arts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and from antiquity to the present day. Teaching takes place in small groups, with regular opportunities for individual supervision.
Students select four modules from a range of options and in addition receive guidance on the methodological and historiographic aspects of advanced study in the History of Art. Students also write a dissertation of 12,000 words, which allows them to focus on a topic of their choice and can draw on the expertise of all staff members in the School for guidance in the research and writing of their dissertations. The MA can be taken in one year, or part-time, over two years.
The degree develops critical skills in research, analytical thinking and communication, and prepares students for either a higher research degree or a career in the visual arts sector. As a member of the Sainsbury Institute for Art, the School of Art History and World Art Studies at UEA offers students an extraordinary range of academic resources and researchers.
Our teaching received a 96% satisfaction rate in both the 2012 National Student Survey and the 2013 Guardian University Guide league table. The School has a long-standing international reputation for excellence; ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise, we are one of the most important and highly-rated History of Art departments in the UK.