Art History Features
• The School is one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom with an academic staff of 19. • Between 30-40 postgraduate students are admitted each year. • Enjoys an international reputation for its teaching and research. • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 70 per cent of the School’s research outputwas judged to be internationally excellent orworld leading.
• Ranked in the top four institutions for history of art in the Guardian University Guide 2012. • The School has a friendly face and is responsive to the needs of individual students. • We offer a unique and innovative postgraduate programme in the History of Photography (see separate leaflet).
• The Postgraduate Diploma and MLitt inMuseum and Gallery Studies have been Recognised by theMuseums Association.
• The St AndrewsMuseum and Gallery Studies Postgraduate Diploma/MLitt is Scotland’s only museum studies course.
• TheMuseums, Galleries and Collections Institute initiates and promotes research into museum and gallery collections.
• The School is also part of the University’s St Andrews Scottish Studies Centre and the Institute ofMediaeval Studies.
Teaching and research interests of the School extend from the ancient to the modern periods. We particularly concentrate on the art of late mediaeval and renaissance Italy; nineteenth- and twentieth-century art in Britain, France, Russia and Eastern Europe; the decorative arts, architectural and furniture history; the history of photography; and museum and gallery studies.
Postgraduate Community The School of Art History supports a large, active and diverse postgraduate community. Postgraduate students publish the Postgraduate Journal of Art History and Museum Studies (www-ah.st-andrews.ac.uk/journal
), an annual journal containing articles on a wide range of topics by students at St Andrews and other universities. The School also organises postgraduate research seminars and occasional symposia. Each yearwe invite a number of artists and scholars to give lectures. Teaching and research in the School of Art History are supported by extensive library holdings, a major Visual Resources Collection containing approximately 150,000 images, and computing facilities.Within the School, rooms are designated for postgraduate study and computers are made available exclusively for postgraduate use.We also have a microfiche copy
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