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MA Contemporary Art, London

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  • Program Dates

    Program Dates

    October 2022 – October 2023
    Applications are now being reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited so we strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.
  • Curriculum & Schedule

    Curriculum & Schedule

    For an in-depth look at the curricula, course descriptions, faculty, and semester schedule for all London Master's programs, please download the prospectus.
  • Faculty


    Dr Juliet Hacking (Program Director) began her academic career as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Derby, Reading and the Courtauld Institute. She joined Sotheby’s Institute-London in 2006, and was the Program Director of the MA in Photography for 10 years. In 2016, she became a member of the MA in Contemporary Art faculty and was appointed its Program Director in 2018. She is the author of Photography and the Art Market (2018), Lives of the Great Photographers (2015), and general editor of Photography: The Whole Story (2012).
    Dr Marcus Verhagen
    Working primarily on contemporary art since 2002, Verhagen has written more than seventy articles and reviews for art magazines such as Art Monthly and Frieze. He has published in several periodicals, including Representations, New Left Review, Third Text and Afterall. Much of his recent work revolves around globalization. His book Flows and Counterflows: Globalisation in Contemporary Art was published in 2017.
    Dr Pierre Saurisse taught contemporary art at the Universities of Aix-Marseilles and Rennes. In 2007, his book on chance in European and American art of the 1960s, La Mécanique de l’imprévisible, was published by L’Harmattan. Since he wrote a chapter in a book on performance in 2010, his research has focused on this field. Saurisse has reviewed exhibitions and books for Beaux-Arts Magazine, Critique d’Art, and Parachute, and has had articles published in Territoires Contemporains and Visual Culture in Britain. He recently wrote a chapter in the book The Mediatization of the Artist.
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  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Note: Fees are subject to annual review
    Deposit: £3,000
    Semester 1: £9,450
    Semester 2: £11,950
    Semester 3: £5,800
    Deposit: £3,000
    Semester 1: £11,700
    Semester 2: £14,200
    Semester 3: £7,000
    *Circumstances that may entitle you to a “home” fee status include:

    • you have settled or pre-settled status under the UK's EU Settlement Scheme

    • you are from the Republic of Ireland and living in the UK prior to December 31, 2020

    • you are British but live in the EU

    • you hold dual citizenship with the UK and live in the UK

    Travel Fee: £2,450*
    *Travel fees are indicative only and subject to change.
    Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers partial-tuition scholarships towards full program tuition to qualified domestic and international candidates. For more information on scholarship opportunities and tuition fees for the Master’s Degree or the Postgraduate Diploma, click here.
  • Field Study Trips

    Field Study Trips

    All of our Master’s programs include field study opportunities that enable students to become immersed in the international art community. Field study contextualizes lectures and discussions through visits to fairs, galleries, private collections, museums, artists’ studios, and more.
    We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19.  We will take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff and will adhere to all government travel recommendations.
  • Admissions


    Now accepting applications for all MA programs. Space is limited so we strongly encourage qualified candidates to submit their applications as early as possible. Terms and conditions apply.
    Some of your questions may be answered in the frequently asked questions section of our website. If you do not see your question, we are happy to help. All prospective students are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office to schedule a one-on-one information session to learn more about the program, the application process, tuition, financial aid, and more.
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    Call us: +44 (0)20 7462 3232

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