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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.

Although a knowledge of Italian language is useful, it is not a requirement for entry to the MA. Students will be able to take Italian language classes appropriate to their current level at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice during the autumn term.

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.

The fee for full-time study in 2017-18 is £8,170 for Home / EU students, and £18,380 for overseas students. The fee for part-time study in 2017-18 is £4,085 p.a. for Home/EU students and £9,190 p.a. for overseas students. A small number of departmental bursaries may be available, and all applicants will be considered for these.

Please note that the course begins with a pre-sessional induction and introduction in the two weeks before the beginning of the autumn 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 Lorenzo Pericolo, for further information.

The Dogana at dusk