This Masters in Modern & Contemporary Art aims to stimulate your critical awareness, engendering a creative and informed understanding of 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.
- 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 have the opportunity to study in direct contact with works of art through museum/gallery-based classes, specialist-led handling sessions, studio visits and conservation sessions.
- You will study cataloguing to auction house and museum standards; through detailed case studies you will assess issues that affect market value; and analyse the different processes of assessment, classification and interpretation used by art institutions.
- 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.
- MLitt: 12 months full-time;
- PgDip 9 months full-time;
- Core lecture series: Modern, anti-Modern, post-Modern: 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.
- 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.
- Art market, gallery & museum studies
- Art history seminars
- Research project: you will select and source a stimulating group of works for exhibition, design a display for a specific venue and produce strategies for the marketing, interpretation and financial aspects of the project.
This programme will prepare you for a range of careers in the art world, and can also lead to further postgraduate study.
Academic entry requirements
An undergraduate university degree, university transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Non-English speaking students must have IELTS 7 or equivalent.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should
contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who
offer a range of foundation courses.
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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org