Our MA in Christianity & the Arts features a required module on the Idea of Beauty in Western Theology and a wide range of optional modules looking at different forms of artistic expression and different artistic periods with a focus on specific elements of the Christian narrative. You will also have the opportunity to explore a topic in detail through your dissertation.
Wherever possible the course draws on examples and case studies here in London, particularly the collections at The National Gallery, The Courtauld, and The Victoria and Albert Museum. We will help you to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, and in particular to explore both the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art—approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another.
If you’re a full-time student, each week we will provide six to eight hours of teaching through lectures and seminars. We will expect you to undertake 34 hours of independent study.
If you’re a part-time student, each week we will provide two to four hours of teaching through lectures and seminars. We will expect you to undertake 17 hours of independent study.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
We assess the majority of our modules through coursework and/or examination, although other departments may differ. Your dissertation will be a 15,000-word thesis.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Our location in the heart of London means that you will have easy access to one of the world’s most culturally rich and diverse cities, with hundreds of galleries and art collections. You will also have access to our own facilities and resources.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.