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The MLitt in Christianity and the Visual Arts combines the study of art and faith in the Christian world from medieval to modern times. Explore faith and the interpretation of Christian artworks in and beyond the western European context, with access to world-class ecclesiastical, artistic and cultural resources at the University.The programme combines historical and theological approaches allowing students to develop critical skills and a sensitivity to the demands of a lived religion and its
The MLitt in Christianity and the Visual Arts combines the study of art and faith in the Christian world from medieval to modern times. Explore faith and the interpretation of Christian artworks in and beyond the western European context, with access to world-class ecclesiastical, artistic and cultural resources at the University.
The programme combines historical and theological approaches allowing students to develop critical skills and a sensitivity to the demands of a lived religion and its visualised expression. Examine a broad spectrum of objects, images, texts, and aesthetic discourses to deepen your knowledge of Christian art and its histories.
The MLitt has strategic cultural relationships with organisations, including Blairs Museum, offering unique opportunities to receive valuable vocational training and undertake original research in a supportive, inspiring environment.
Taught by leading experts in Divinity and Art History, this programme aligns art historical expertise in religious art with Divinity’s innovative and accessible approaches to the study of faith, vocational training of the profession and working with faith communities.
Our programme provides bespoke taught content and robust research training, giving you the ideal preparation for further research, future employment or vocational training – or simply to be enjoyed out of interest. The programme is also open to those working in the professional sectors seeking upskilling opportunities, such as the clergy and those employed in museums and galleries.
Campus teaching will take place in Kings College with the chapel and the Divinity Library operating as key spaces for classes and informal meetings, as well as organising displays as part of the assessment. For students studying online, interaction will take place in the virtual classroom, utilising digitised resources and discussion boards. In both formats, this degree aims to provide a unique experience to study art and Christianity in a meaningful way.
Why Study Christianity and the Visual Arts?
Explore the intertwined relation of art and Christianity, with access to rare artistic and cultural resources at the University.
The programme draws on cutting edge research and expertise from the departments of Art History and Divinity.
Develop critical skills and a sensitivity to the demands of a historic and lived religion and its visualised expression.
Theology has been taught at the University of Aberdeen since its foundation in 1495.
Excellent opportunities to gain practical training and undertake original research through our regional cultural partners including Blairs Museum, Scotland's Museum of Catholic Heritage.
Our programme provides bespoke taught content and robust research training, giving you the ideal preparation for further research, future employment or vocational training – or simply to be enjoyed out of interest.
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in their disciplines.
Where you'll study
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