University of Edinburgh

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Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

History of Art and Scottish Literature

History of art will introduce you to art from different periods and world cultures. You will learn how, and for whom, works of art were made. You will explore their meanings and the ways they continue to be interpreted. In your final years you will have the opportunity to specialise. Our intention is to produce graduates who have a professional understanding of artistic practice and who also possess an extensive and well-based knowledge and understanding of art history and the methods of its study. You will work alongside leading academics, many of whom are involved in curating or displaying their work at major international art exhibitions. You will be given behind-the-scenes access to Edinburgh’s renowned art galleries and museums and could take up work experience in one of the city’s collections. The University’s own Talbot Rice Gallery exhibits work by leading contemporary artists alongside important historical collections. Our range of teaching specialisms is one of the broadest in the UK and covers everything from Celtic and early Islamic art right through to contemporary art and the current global art market. We have specialisms in medieval and Renaissance, early modern, and 19th and 20th century art. We also teach Chinese, Japanese and Indian art. Many of our academic staff exhibit in, or curate, major international art exhibitions.

  • Qualification
    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Edinburgh
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • International Year 1 £18,800