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Entry Requirements and Application Process

Applicants to the MA should hold a first or good upper second class honours degree in art history or an equivalent humanities subject. If your background is in art practice or a non-humanities subject you may wish to consider our Diploma course which is designed to prepare you for postgraduate study in art history.
If your first language is not English you will be expected to obtain a score of at least 7.0 in an IELTS test. We also accept a number of other English language tests. For further information, please click here.
All applicants to the MA programme must submit a sample of written work of approximately 1,500-3,000 words on an art-historical or related (for example, historical, cultural-historical, literary, etc.) topic with their application. This should preferably be work submitted for your undergraduate degree.
It is easy to apply for the MA course via the University of Warwick's standard online postgraduate application form. There is a deadline of 31 July for applicants who require a visa to study at Warwick. For Home / EU applicants, the deadline is 31 August. Please note, however, that applying early will make it easier to source suitable accommodation in Venice.
Current fees can be found here.
Please note that, for students who will choose to spend the autumn term in Venice, the course begins with a pre-sessional induction and introduction in the two weeks before the beginning of term. Students will be required to meet the costs of accommodation, if needed, during the introductory programme, as well as the costs of flight to and from, and accommodation in, Venice during the the autumn term.
Please contact the department's Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Michael Hatt, for further information.

The Dogana at dusk