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Master of Literature - Art History

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Dec 2022

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Complete a second masters degree in an Arts subject.

Programme overview

The MLitt is an alternative to the PhD if you already have a masters degree and want to complete a substantial research project. You can complete an MLitt in most subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts, subject to approval and availability of supervision. You may be able to further your research interests in the same subject as your first masters degree, or undertake research in a new area.

Programme structure

120-point thesis

One year of full-time study or up to two years of consecutive part-time study

Art History:

Art History is the study of visual images and objects.

Subject overview

Art History develops the skills necessary to analyse and interpret a world that is saturated with images. It provides a deeper understanding of different cultural traditions and historical periods, and teaches us the importance of creativity and freedom of the imagination.

You can study a range of art forms from many countries, from historical times to the present day. As well as painting, drawing and sculpture, you can explore photography, video, digital and computer-based art, performance art, cartoons, design, weaving, carving, prints and architecture.

Where can Art History take you?

Studying Art History can build skills in creative thinking, design and planning. These are useful for careers in communication and media, marketing, journalism, conservation, exhibition management, galleries and auction houses, intellectual property and copyright law, tourism, diplomacy, and business management.

Where could this programme take you?

An MLitt could be useful for a range of academic or professional careers, especially if you don’t want to undertake doctoral study.

Further study options

  • Doctor of Philosophy

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Entry criteria

You need to have completed a masters degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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