University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

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Art: Theory and Philosophy

University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Central Saint Martins
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $24,454

Cost per year has been converted from British Sterling (£14,665) to Canadian Dollars.

Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers


MRes Art is made up of three specialist pathways: Theory and Philosophy; Moving Image; and Exhibition Studies. MRes Art uses research and writing to develop modes of questioning, speculative thinking and critical evaluation. Drawing upon a wealth of scholarly expertise from the staff team, visiting lecturers and practitioners, the course considers the relationship of contemporary art research to wider aesthetic, cultural and socio-political issues.

There are opportunities for students on each pathway to come together for shared taught components both on campus and on-line. You will also be encouraged to develop student-led activities. In the past, our students have collaborated on research events and publications, as well as the Tate Exchange programme at Tate Modern. The Theory and Philosophy pathway is for artists and writers who want to study philosophy and art from a contemporary perspective. You will investigate how radical innovations in philosophy today can facilitate not just an understanding of art, but also how they can shape developments in contemporary culture and art practice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

    • An honours degree
    • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification.

    The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For further information visit the Language Centre website.

    Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the External English Tests page which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements.

    Application Notes : Your application, indicative independent project proposal and supporting material. Applicants may be selected for interview following submission of the application form, indicative independent project proposal and supporting work.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 17, 2022