Postgraduate taught 

Art History: Modern Material Artefacts MSc

Core and optional courses

Core and optional courses

Core courses

  • Making Modern Artefacts: Historical Materials and Methods
  • Shaping Modern Artefacts: Material Form and Function
  • Changing Modern Artefacts: Material Ageing and Degradation
  • Ethics for Artefacts: Modern Materials
  • Research Methods in Practice

The programme is comprised of five core courses plus one optional course for a relevant College of Arts course or independent study. The core courses offer choices in study objects and methodologies to develop specialist interests in curation, heritage science and preservation. 

Optional courses

You can choose from a wide range of courses across History and Museum Studies in the College of Arts, from which a suitable selection will be available for you to choose from. Alternatively, there is potential for self-directed independent study for you to build upon your specialist disciplinary skills and knowledge where facilities and support allow. The programme convenor will work with you to ensure your personal aims and objectives are met.


The Independent Research Project is undertaken over 12 weeks between May and August on a topic agreed with the programme convenor. It allows you to identify an area of interest and to create a research project for in-depth critical exploration. 


Programme alteration or discontinuation

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