This exciting Philosophy Masters programme gives you the opportunity to study art, history of art, aesthetics, design, film and other related academic subjects. We'll also cover the theory and practice of curating and museology.
A major attraction of the programme is our active collaboration with CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts) and local cultural institutions including Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Static, and Culture Campus.
There is a module on the practices of cultural institutions involving a number of galleries and museums in the city
You'll be able to extend this understanding via a Research Skills and Placement module which includes an internship either within an external cultural institution or in the University’s own art gallery and museum. There is also an exciting opportunity for one student each year to undertake a 3 to 4 month Tate Studentship, working closely with curators, carrying out loan research and aiding with the installation of a major exhibition.
The programme is structured around five core (compulsory) modules: two main topics modules, in which members of staff teach weekly seminars on their own research interests in aesthetics and the theory and history of art, Contemporary Curating (taught at Tate Liverpool), a Research Skills and Placement module and a supervised Dissertation over the summer. Students also take two elective modules, chosen from a list of relevant modules available in the Department and across the University.