Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions (MA)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 11862 per year

All study options

About Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions at University of Liverpool

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11862 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2568 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Admission to our programmes normally requires a 2:1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Higher Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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