The Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism programme at The University of Edinburgh will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, and prepare you for further research and/or a range of careers in the art world.
The MSc combines academic study, including compulsory courses on Research, Theories & Methods and Cultures of Display alongside option courses on critical subjects and themes, with more practical, vocational elements, appropriate to studying in a major international art centre.Learning outcomes
Students will acquire knowledge and understanding in the field of modern and contemporary art, as well as transferable research skills. The programme offers the possibility of an internship in a museum or gallery.Career opportunities
The comprehensive nature of this programme, including the specialised courses it offers, will equip you for further research in this fascinating field, and perhaps an academic or curatorial career. The optional internship, in helping you gain vocational skills, experience and contacts, can open doors to a career in a museum, gallery or other cultural institution.
There is a mixture of group teaching, individual tutorials and supervision, and research seminars. You will be taught by research-active staff, including leading experts in their fields. You are also expected to undertake independent study and research.
Formal assessment is by means of academic essays, a dissertation, and project work where appropriate.
The internship involves learning by direct practical experience. The MSc is offered full-time or part-time.
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A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
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