Christie's Education London
History of Art and Connoisseurship
M.Litt.-History of Art and Connoisseurship
Most of the teaching at Christie's Education is done through small tutorial groups. Each student will be assigned a tutor who will supervise their work and assess their progress over the year. Supervision will be provided individually for thesis planning and course work. Study trips both in the UK and abroad are an integral part of the courses and are not charged as extras.
Coursework is assessed through a system of component credits. In addition to regular written assignments and seminar presentations, students sit the professional cataloguing examination where they are required to catalogue a range of objects, taken directly from the sale room, to Christie's Auction House standards. The main academic piece of work is the thesis, which take the form of an exhibition catalogue and is carried out individually by the student under the supervision of their tutor. This critical piece of work is designed to enable students to display all the key academic and professional skills learned on the programme.
Option A: Early European Art (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance)
Option B: Fine and Decorative Art (Renaissance to 1960)
Option C: Modern and Contemporary Art
Option D: The Arts of China
The degree of MLitt (Magister Litterarum) is awarded by the University of Glasgow to students who successfully complete the course of study in the History of Art and Connoisseurship at Christie's Education London. This Higher Degree is an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification corresponding to level 11 of the SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) with which universities comply.
Graduates from the Master's programme have gone on to become specialists at auction houses, worked for art dealers, become curators at leading international museums and some have gone on to PhD programmes.
Validated by the University of Glasgow
International Student Requirements:
Non English speaking students must have IELTS 8 or equivalent. For option D, no prior knowledge of the culture and language of China is required.