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History of Art, MRes

University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom

University of Birmingham

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MResFull-time1 yearSeptemberGBP 4180 per yearGBP 15210 per year
MResPart-time2 yearsSeptemberGBP 2090 per yearfind out

About History of Art, MRes - at University of Birmingham

If you want to focus on researching one specific area in the History of Art without going straight into a PhD, then the MRes is the programme for you. At the end of this programme many of our graduates continue on to do a PhD, where they undertake a much more extensive research project. The core of the MRes programme is a 20,000-word thesis, which is supported by both research training and art theory modules.

The History of Art MRes aims to: Develop your subject-specific analytical skills, Enhance your generic research skills, Provide a critical framework of the historiography and methods of the discipline of art history, Develop your skills of verbal presentation and argument, Develop a deep understanding of the interpretation of visual material. It also aims to provide you with following skills: Originality in the application of art historical knowledge, Ability to use research techniques to seek out and utilize significant, new or pertinent resources, both primary and secondary, Ability to engage with current debates and, where appropriate, use them in order to frame or enhance arguments, Self-discipline, initiative and independence in identifying and solving problems and in carrying through their research and writing to a planned timetable, Capacity to discuss and debate verbally and in writing, using the critical and theoretical perspectives of others in a scholarly framework.

Entry requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English and they can demonstrate their level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications.

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