Description

Our MA History of Architecture explores built and designed objects, their social, economic and political contexts, their connections to culture and thought, and their urban and landscape settings. This course will train you at a high level to look at, think and write about, and research architecture and its fascinating histories.

You will discover varied approaches to the study of architecture and the course allows you to focus in depth on areas and periods that you find particularly interesting. Through option modules, you can choose to study the early and modern – including contemporary – periods and range across a variety of geographic places. You will improve your visual and spatial acuity, deepen your knowledge of architecture’s histories, and hone your ability to understand and contribute to stimulating critical debates. You will also improve your research skills.

This degree offers you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts. Our teaching staff are defining the field, conducting ground-breaking research in the history and theory of architecture, interiors, and cities. You will work closely with them, while also benefiting from being part of our diverse and vibrant student body, which includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Teaching is enriched by walks and site visits, visiting speakers, screenings and opportunities to get involved in research and community outreach activities.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

COMPULSORY MODULE

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography

RESEARCH PROJECT/WORK PLACEMENT

  • Museum Cultures Work Placement
  • Research Project Report MA History of Art

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES

  • Archaeological Architecture
  • Architecture and Spectacle in Late Medieval Europe
  • Art Nouveau: Art, Design, Modernity in Paris 1889-1914
  • Bramante to Palladio Architecture in Sixteenth-Century Italy
  • Gothic in England: Architecture, Liturgy and Identity 1170-1360
  • Rome: Place, Continuity and Memory
  • Space and Politics in Modernity
  • This is Tomorrow: Architecture and Modernity in Britain and its Empire, 1930-1960

MA HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE DISSERTATION

  • Dissertation MA History of Art

Student Destinations

Graduates can pursue careers in the heritage and museums sector, media and education. Possible professions include heritage professional, museum/gallery curator, arts administrator, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £4175 pa Full-time home/EU students: £8350 pa Part-time international students: £7600 pa Full-time international students: £15200 pa

Entry Requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience).

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Birkbeck, University of London

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