Since its inception in 2003, our distance learning MA Antiques course has been inspiring researchers and practitioners; individuals who want to develop a specialised interest in antiques without the necessity of on-campus attendance, and who wish to do so on a part-time basis.
Whether it’s a leisure activity, you wish to be an antique dealer or you want recognition of your professional status in antiques, our MA Antiques course appeals to a wide range of students. This postgraduate course has been specifically designed to accommodate the needs of part-time provision via distance learning. Students tend to be adults in employment who want to take the course on a part-time basis to fit around their other working commitments.
Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:
Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university
A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale)
Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country
International Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5
With the first module you look at how to decipher antiques, interrogating an antique, value and valuing an antique, and attributing an antique. You also explore what design and styles can show us about antiques.
Semester 1: AQ4021 Antiques and e-learning (40 Credit)
Semester 2: AQ4022 Collection Practice (40 Credit)
The second module is focused on collecting and collections of antiques rather than individual antique items. It reflects upon the history of collections, objective and subjective dimensions of a collection; the intent being to reveal the underlying principles that inform our thinking about collecting and collections. The module ends by addressing a collection of items that you have collected via the web.
Semester 1: DD4921 Dissertation Project Research 1 and 2 (40 Credit)
Semester 2: DD4922 Dissertation Project Research 3 and Evaluation (40 Credit)
The final group of modules develops your own specialized field and interest. This is the Dissertation Project in Antiques. Here you will have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation into a clearly identified area of interest relevant to antiques.
Semester 1: DD4991 Dissertation Project (20 Credit)