Teaching and learning
The MA in Art History fosters close analysis of art and visual culture across a broad chronological period.
It looks at art from the Renaissance to the present day from a range of theoretical and historical approaches.
Students are encouraged to develop a rigorous critical approach that engages with the issues and debates that surround the production, display, and reception of art and its historical and social context.
Postgraduate teaching draws directly on the current research of staff in the department and reflects an engagement with the latest art historical scholarship. Students are encouraged to develop independent research and critical thinking skills in order to produce original work on topics in their chosen field.
History of Art students are also invited to undertake up to two professional development modules which allow you to apply your specialist masters training in a careers context.
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Facilities and resources
Nottingham has excellent facilities for postgraduate students both in terms of formal teaching and personal study space.
Dr Mark Rawlinson explains how postgraduate students can become involved in exhibitions at the Djanogly Art Gallery.
See an extended video of Faculty of Arts staff discussing their research and use of public spaces.
Funding for masters students
The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.
The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.
However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date. Funding opportunities for postgraduate history of art students
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