MA Scholarships (5) Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

Scholarships for the MA: Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

University of East Anglia – Sainsbury Research Unit, School of World Art Studies and Museology

The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (SRU) offers five scholarships for study on its MA programme commencing in September 2013. The scholarships cover fees at Home/EU and Overseas rates.

Applicants are also eligible to apply for the Robert Sainsbury Library Bursary – a programme that gives students an opportunity to train in the SRU’s own specialist library.

The closing date for admission applications is 1 March 2013.

The five SRU scholarships will be offered to applicants on the following MA degree:

The Sainsbury Research Unit is based in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts with its exceptional collections of world art spanning 5,000 years. The SRU is an international centre for the study of the arts of Africa, the Pacific region and the Americas, providing high-quality individual tuition and supervision for postgraduates. It has a specialist research library and excellent study facilities. As part of the School of World Art Studies and Museology and the newly-formed Sainsbury Institute for Art, the SRU contributes to a substantial and lively scholarly community in the Sainsbury Centre. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School was rated first in the UK for internationally-recognised research. SRU faculty are currently engaged in major research projects.

To find out more about SRU faculty, programmes, facilities and funding, please go to:

The MA programme provides candidates with detailed knowledge of the visual arts, historical and contemporary, of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Employing anthropological, archaeological and art-historical approaches, it is suitable as a stand-alone Masters or as a foundation for doctoral research. Emphasis is placed on small-group and individual tuition and the development of research skills. A strong museological emphasis makes this course appropriate for those interested in a career in museum curatorship, a pathway followed successfully by many alumni.

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Follow the ‘Courses’ link for information about eligible MA degrees and for online application materials. Please indicate on your application form that you wish to be considered for Sainsbury Research Unit funding; all UK, EU and international students are eligible for this award. Please contact the SRU Academic Secretary, Helen Sibley, on if you have questions about the course or the application procedure.

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