Art Market Appraisal (Professional Practice)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.11 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 17.3 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:7214 Duration:12 months

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Choose Kingston's Art Market Appraisal MA
If you are interested in developing a career in the art market, this course is ideal. It offers a unique mix of academic tuition and exposure to London's huge and dynamic art market. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course leads to entry to the RICS as probationary member.

What will you study?

With an emphasis on understanding how the art market functions, you will be introduced to a wide range of businesses, collections and professionals. You will also study the economic and legal contexts within which professional practice is grounded, and gain the ability to apply techniques related to the valuation of objects in a practice environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge of a particular specialist area of the art market, which may include anything from antiquities to cutting-edge contemporary art.


Essays, seminar papers and presentations, case studies, major research-based project or dissertation, presentation of a conference paper at the annual masters conference.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.


* Art and Law
* Professional Practice of Valuation
* History of the Art Market
* Conference Paper
* Dissertation
* Research Concepts for the Arts Appraiser
* Research Proposal for Dissertation

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.

What this course offers you
* This unique postgraduate course provides entry into the arts market appraisal industry. It is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(RICS).
* Optional modules mean you can tailor the course to your own interests. The dissertation allows you to further focus on an area of particular interest and gain valuable research skills.
* You have the chance to undertake site visits, including an overseas study trip, to supplement your learning (read more in the Links with business and industrysection).
* You can also take advantage of the University's on-site galleries (read more in theFacilities section).
* Many members of staff are research active or professional practitioners, which keeps your learning cutting-edge (read more in the Research areas section).
* You also benefit from the input of leading practitioners in the field.
* The taught modules aim to hone your professional skills. Alongside your academic studies, you improve your skills in: * problem solving and organisation;
* data collation, review and synopsis;
* communication (oral, written and electronic);
* time management;
* computing; and
* co-operation and teamwork.

* We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

Applicants should: * hold a good honours degree or equivalent in any discipline; and * preferably have either a degree qualification related to the subject material or a proven knowledge and interest in the subject demonstrated through, for example, work experience.We welcome applications from mature applicants with proven relevant professional experience.How to applyFor full details of how to apply, see the Apply for this course page.International studentsWe welcome applications from international students.InterviewsWe normally invite applicants for an interview prior to selection. We can make alternative arrangements for international students based overseas.Prior learning - AP(E)LApplicants with prior qualifications and learning may be exempt from appropriate parts of a course in accordance with the University's policy for the assessment of prior learning and prior experiential learning. Contact the faculty office for further information.English language requirementsAll non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


How we work with professional bodies
Many of our courses are accredited by independent professional bodies which could enhance your career prospects. Accreditation for this course is detailed below.

The Art Market Appraisal MA is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for entry as a probationer practitioner.

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