Arts of Europe MLitt

This Masters in Arts of Europe aims to stimulate your critical awareness, engendering a creative and informed understanding art-world practice. You will be introduced to museum and auction house systems for classifying objects and study different models of museum and gallery display.

Key facts

Why Glasgow

  • This programme is based at Christie's Education in London.
  • You will benefit from the object-based study which is central to our teaching. You will receive training relevant to the public and commercial art worlds: practical and research based study of materials and techniques, scientific analysis, style, dating, quality and authenticity.
  • You will study cataloguing to auction house and museum standards, including handling sessions, warehouse and museum visits; and take a professional cataloguing exam.
  • You will benefit from our programme of study trips: regular visits to UK sites and two international trips to major sites in Europe or the Americas are included in the basic fee.

Programme structure

Core courses

  • Core lecture series c3000 BC–AD 1527, which underpins all components of the programme
  • UK and international study trips, included in the basic fee
  • Object-based study
  • Cataloguing to auction house and museum standards.

MLitt components

  • Gallery & curatorial studies
  • Culture & ideology seminars
  • Methodology seminars 
  • Thesis: your opportunity to create an exhibition on a small group of objects, independently researched and catalogued, using the key academic and professional skills you have learned on the programme.

PgDip components

  • Art market, gallery & museum studies
  • Research project: you will either make a proposal for an exhibition, choosing the objects to be displayed, or write about a single work of art, placing it in context through your own original research.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2014

An undergraduate university degree, university transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Non-English speaking students must have IELTS 7 or equivalent.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements: student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)
     

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than 24
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): A minimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): B minimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 68; minimum 60 in writing

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's Language Centre offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:

Visa requirements and proof of English language level

It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2014-15 (subject to change and for guidance only)

MLitt

This is a Christie’s Education programme: 
fee information available by visiting www.christieseducation.com

PgDip

This is a Christie’s Education programme: 
fee information available by visiting www.christieseducation.com

Funding opportunities

Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for a range of careers in the art world, and can also lead to further postgraduate study. 

How to apply

Applications should be made directly to Christie's Education.