Christianity and the Visual Arts (Online) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS

Course summary

Join us online to explore the relationship between art and faith in the Christian world. Study our 100% online Christian art degree flexibly with an ancient university founded in 1495. Explore the fascinating relationship between art and faith in the Christian world, from medieval to modern times. Study with an ancient university founded in 1495, and access our world-class university collections, including the Aberdeen Bestiary, wherever you are in the world. Together we’ll explore:

  • the power of images in ritual, liturgy and popular culture
  • the architecture of devotion
  • visual culture’s impact on the history of Christianity, its debates and controversies.
You’ll examine a broad spectrum of objects, images, texts, and aesthetic discourses to deepen your knowledge of Christian art and its histories, beyond the western European context. Flexible study options Study for the MLitt or exit early with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma. Set your own study hours with this flexible online degree that’s designed to fit around work and life commitments. Our distance learning Masters in Christianity and the Visual Arts is delivered flexibly, 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world with no need for a study visa, and manage your study hours to suit you.

Modules

You’ll learn and interact within a virtual classroom, using digitised resources, archives, and discussion boards. Wherever you’re based, we aim to give you the unique experience of studying art and Christianity in a meaningful way. Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies.

Assessment method

This degree is assessed entirely online via: essays, book reviews, discussion boards, creative assessment, eg, posters.


How to apply

International applicants

You do not need a visa to study online with us.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (upper-second) honours degree or equivalent (normally a 3.0 GPA in North America). We also welcome alternative qualifications combined with relevant professional experience. If you don’t have a formal degree qualification, please submit a supporting personal statement with your application. These are our minimum entry requirements. They are given as a guide and do not guarantee entry.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above. IELTS Indicator or IELTS General Training are not accepted.
TOEFL (iBT)90TOEFL iBT and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: Overall - 90 with: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above. DI code is 0818
PTE Academic62Overall - 62 with: Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above. Online test is not accepted.
Institution's Own TestAcademic English Pre-sessional Programme (PSE) - Pass (valid for 1 year). Academic English Preparation Programme undertaken at other UK HEI - accredited by BALEAP and within 1 year of start of course.
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall - 176 with: Listening - 162 or above; Reading - 162 or above; Speaking - 162 or above; Writing - 169 or above.

To study for a postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. We can assess your English language proficiency through a variety of means: through your nationality, through the qualifications you gained in high school, through the degree you undertook or are undertaking at university, or through a recognised English language test. Postgraduate Higher requirements are used by the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture; Law; and Social Sciences. The MSc in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management and the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience also make use of the Postgraduate Higher requirements. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your degree programme, unless otherwise stated.

Please use the checklist at the following webpage to determine how you can meet our English language requirements:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/requirements-pg-266.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fee information is not yet published for entry in Academic Year 2024/2025. For guidance, the fees on the website are for 2023/24.

Sponsorship information

The University of Aberdeen provides an Alumni Discount Scheme: The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Christianity and the Visual Arts (Online) at University of Aberdeen - UCAS