Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    20100
    Tuition (Year)
    9500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Master of Science in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism, at The University of Edinburgh helps students understand and learn the history and theory behind art. Students will gain knowledge on research, different cultures and critical notions, the courses focusing on a more practical approach, with internships conducted in major art galleries.
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  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.


Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 20100 International
  • GBP 9500 EU/EEA

Part-Time

  • EEA - £4,750
  • International - £10050

Funding

Scholarships are available.

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