Postgraduate
MPhil Art History

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview


The course provides students with the art-historical skills, methodologies, and theoretical approaches essential to advanced research, analysis, documentation, and digitization.

Throughout all modules, there is a strong emphasis on direct engagement with works of art in public and private collections. Students will be expected to think critically about the interpretation of objects using a range of methodological approaches and to conduct independent research. The M.Phil. in Art History is a unique opportunity to undertake advanced study in the history of art in Ireland and provides a strong foundation for those considering doctoral research or careers working in museums, galleries, and auction houses, as well as in education, cultural media and heritage.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

14

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 14,858

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Located in the heart of the city, Trinity is the ideal place in which to study the history of art and architecture, with the National Gallery, the National Museum, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Chester Beatty Library all situated close by, offering students a unique opportunity to study major works of art at first hand.
  • Trinity is the #1 ranked university in Ireland.
  • The historic College campus provides the perfect environment for the study of Architectural history.
  • Students can work during studies. Ireland is one of the only European countries to provide a 2 year graduate work visa.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. An undergraduate degree in art history is preferable but not essential. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


The many successful graduates of the department are employed in galleries, publishing houses, art sales, teaching and journalism, as well as in a broad range of administrative, commercial and media-based professions.

Notes


Offers will be made on a rolling basis. Should places remain unfilled, later applications may be considered.