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

Deadline:  1st March 2014.

The Project:

The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (SRU) offers four scholarships for study on its MA programme commencing in September 2014. The scholarships cover fees at Home/EU and International rates.

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

  • MA Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

The University of East Anglia:

The University is located on a distinctive and attractive campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. We are ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, as a Top 20 university in The Guardian University Guide (2014) and the Times Good University Guide (2014), and have a tradition of producing creative and innovative research both within and across disciplines.

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 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 strand makes this course appropriate for those interested in museum curatorship, a career pathway followed by many alumni.

How to Apply for a scholarship:

Apply online. All candidates to whom the Sainsbury Research Unit has made an offer of a place on the MA course are automatically considered for the Scholarships. No separate application necessary. 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.

To discuss the application process or particular projects, please contact the: Admissions Office, email: or telephone +44 (0)1603 591515. 

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