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    The MA in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts is an innovative multi-disciplinary course that appropriately responds to developments in aesthetics and presents historical and contemporary research relevant to the subject areas of philosophy, literature, the visual arts and music as well as to cognate and related disciplines and practices.

    The aim of this MA programme is to offer students a course that provides them with the opportunity to develop and critically evaluate theories of art and aesthetics in Western and East-Asian social and historical contexts, and with respect to the visual as well as literary arts and music.

    On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:
    - Identify, analyse, contrast and critique art historical, literary and philosophical models of aesthetics
    - Use and create theoretical concepts relevant to the field of aesthetics and to the visual, literary and musical arts
    - Effectively perform visual and literary analysis
    - Perform problem solving in academic and other professional settings
    - Work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning
    - Prepare and present research reports to a professional standard
    - Conceptualize and execute a substantial independent project and deliver a minor thesis to a professional standard

    * Students take 90 credits as follows:

    Part I
    Students take 60 credits as follows

    1. 20 credits as follows:

    * PH6023 Western Aesthetics (10 credits)

    * PH6021 East Asian Aesthetics (10 credits)

    AND

    2. 30 credits from the following:

    * EN6000 Modern Aesthetics in English Literature and Culture (10 credits)

    * FR6204 Theories of Vision (10 credits)

    * FR6601 Philosophies of Noise, Sound and Music (10 credits)

    * GE6003 Ut pictura poiesis . Literature and the Visual Arts (10 credits)

    * HA6006 Theory for Art History (10 credits)

    * SC6624 Civilisation and Globalisation (10 credits)


    * AND

    3. 10 credits from the following:

    * EN6001 Literature Review (10 credits)

    * or FR6611 Literature Review (10 credits)

    * or GE6002 Literature Review (10 credits)

    * or HA6014 Literature Review (10 credits)

    * or PH6019 Literature Review (10 credits)

    * or SC6633 Literature Review (10 credits)

    AND

    Part II
    30 credits from the following:

    * EN6002 Minor Dissertation (30 credits)

    * or FR6699 Dissertation (30 credits)

    * or GE6001 Minor Dissertation (30 credits)

    * or HA6013 Minor Dissertation (30 credits)

    * or PH6020 Minor Dissertation (30 credits)

    * or SC6632 Minor Dissertation (30 credits)

    Postgraduate Certificate in Comparative Aesthestics and the Arts:
    Students who pass taught modules to the value of at least 30 credits (but less than 60 Credits) and who do not wish to complete the programme, or failt to complete the programme, may opt to exit the programem and be conferred with a Postgraduate Certificate.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts:
    Students who pass taught modules to the value of at least 60 credits and do not wish to complete the minor dissertation, or who fail the dissertation may opt to exit the programme and be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts.


    program_requirements

    In order to be admitted to the MA programme in Comparative Aesthetics and the Arts a candidate should have a Second Class Honours, Grade I, Primary Degree (or equivalent) in Philosophy, History of Art, Literature, Sociology, or other relevant subject (including, for example, fine art, music, architecture, design, social science, psychology), or equivalent qualifications. Successful applicants must demonstrate evidence of having taken undergraduate or post-graduate modules in art history and/or philosophy and/or practical/professional expertise or qualification in an area that involves aesthetics.The special Supplementary Statement Questions MUST also be be completed as part of the selection process.English Language Requirements:IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalentPart-Time Taught Postgraduate ProgrammesPlease note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5
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