King's College London

Course Introduction

Our Christianity & the Arts MA is uniquely taught in association with the National Gallery in London. The course investigates how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art for over 2,000 years. It traces the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition, using examples in London, taking advantage of King?s fantastic location. Students on the course go on to careers in teaching, journalism or the church or further research.

This course enables students to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, in particular to explore simultaneously the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art (approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another); uses rich cultural resources specifically the artistic, human and web-based resources of the National Gallery in London.; provides opportunities for students to learn in the context of an art museum, with likely additional visits/links to institutions with related collections, like the Courtauld Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum; enhances the experience of international students at King?s by giving them a stimulating and privileged understanding of one of London?s (and the world?s) greatest treasuries of art.

Our graduates use the skills and knowledge that they develop with us to pursue careers in teaching, journalism, media, museum work and the church, or other religious institutions. Others have continued their studies with further research.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £21,300 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £10,650 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours is usually required but not necessarily in a humanities subject. We know that relevant background can be acquired by informal routes and we are delighted to consider all applications. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100