Study Program

The Master of Arts Program

 

Structure:

The Master program covers a period of two years, during which 90 ECTS credits must be acquired, out which 30 ECTS credits are achieved through the Master thesis. ECTS credits are awarded for passing examinations or presenting oral and written papers in the different modules (in- cluding required, core elective, and optional modules). At least 3 ECTS credits should be acquired from cross-disciplinary courses, such as language courses.

Minor:

The Master comprises 90 Credit Points and thus encourages productive interdisciplinary combinations with other Master programs of the UZH, such as Musicology, Islamic Studies, Sinology, or Cultural Analysis. Synergies already exist with the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI).

Degree: Master of Arts UZH in Art History in a Global Context

Language of instruction: English

 

Admission requirements:

The academic requirements consist of a Bachelor’s diploma in art history with an overall grade of at least 5.0 in accordance with the Swiss grading system or an equivalent foreign overall grade. Admission may also be possible with a non-art historical Bachelor’s degree, provided that 60 ECTS credits have been acquired in fundamental aspects of art history. In case that less than 60 ECTS credits have been acquired in art history, candidates can be accepted on the basis of their application documents and an interview, on the condition that they earn the missing ECTS credits during their Master’s studies.

 

Application:

For external candidates:

Fall semester: January 1st - April 30th

Spring semester: July 1st - November 30th

(Please note special application conditions in case of mobility or visa requirements below)

Admission procedure

Application deadlines at the University of Zurich

Tuition fees at the University of Zurich

For internal candidates: candidates coming from the University of Zurich need to apply through the UZH Application Portal. Please note the application period for changing study program or moving straight from a Bachelor’s to a Master's program inside the University of Zurich (15.05.2020 - 31.08.2020)

Changing Degree and/or Study Program at the University of Zurich

 

Module Group

Modules

Module types

Minimum of ECTS to be achieved in the respective module group

 

Theories of Global Art History

Elements of Art History in a Global Context (independent study of reading list, assessed by an oral examination at the end of the semester)

Required

9 ECTS

Every 

Semester

At least 18 ECTS (of which 9 ECTS for the “Elements” module)

Current Discourses in Global Art History (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Spring Semester

Transcultural Methods and Postcolonial Theories (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Spring Semester

 

Spaces of Global Art History

Area Studies (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Fall Semester

At least 18 ECTS

Social and Institutional Contexts (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Fall Semester

Transregional Perspectives (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Fall Semester

Field Study Trip

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Spring Semester

 

Further Curricular Modules

Further modules from the program, such as lecture courses

Optional

 

 

Cross-disciplinary Modules

e.g. language courses

At least 3 ECTS

 

Final Modules

Master Thesis

Required

30 ECTS

Every Semester

33 ECTS

Research Colloquium

Required

3 ECTS

Every Semester