The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in art history. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H3 (65%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis) in this area of specialisation should:
- understand modern critical frameworks for the study of visual and material cultures;
- acquire skills in the analysis of objects;
- develop the ability to analyse primary historical and contemporary source material;
- gain an understanding of the critical reception of works of art;
- prepare an original piece of research;
- develop and sustain an argument based upon that research; and
- develop a knowledge and understanding of research techniques.
Last updated: 24 November 2023