M.Sc. History of Art, Theory and Display

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP8500 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
This programme offers you a number of ways in which to explore your chosen field of study and is perfect for providing you with a comprehensive overview, prior to taking on more specialised studies.



You'll examine art in its historical contexts, the theoretical frameworks of interpretation and their relationship as physical objects to practices and concepts of display. You have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through an optional internship within one of Edinburgh's many museums or galleries. Equally spread over the pre and post-1800 periods, the programme content will allow you to develop an excellent knowledge of the discipline of art history, advanced research abilities as well as valuable vocational experience.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP19000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP8500 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.



  • Home/EU:£4250
  • Overseas/International:£9500
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Teaching includes a mixture of small-group teaching, individual tutorials, research seminars, lectures, and an internship, subject to availability. Half of the working week involves independent study and research. Formal assessment is by means of essays, project work and a dissertation.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete the programme will:

  • Have studied courses offering them a thorough grounding in the History of Art;
  • If choosing the internship option, students will have valuable work experience in a field related to art history, and/or in writing art criticism;
  • Have completed a major piece of original, independent art historical research;
  • Have shown themselves to be capable of further research in the History of Art.

History of Art is an interdisciplinary subject that provides transferable skills in the analysis of images and texts, research, academic writing, public presentations, and IT.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Normally a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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