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Master’s Scholarship – MA History of Art and Art World Practice

Date: 1 September 2019 — 30 June 2020

Calling all art lovers! Would you like to study with the world’s leading art business? Christie’s Education London is offering a fully paid scholarship opportunity that will cover tuition fees and living expenses for your master’s degree…

Christie’s Education is unique – the only academic institution wholly owned by an auction house. Its programmes have been developed to provide focused and intensive training for students looking for a career in the art world.

The Christie’s Education Trust, in conjunction with Christie’s Education London, is offering a joint tuition and living expenses scholarship for ONE student of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (“BAME”) descent on the following UK master’s programme:

MA History of Art and Art World Practice (academic year commencing September 2019)

Participation in art studies and the creative industries in the UK by individuals who are of black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic descent is disproportionately low. With this scholarship, Christie’s Education wishes to play its part in making learning and employment opportunities in the art world more accessible to BAME students.

WHAT WILL THE SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

The selected student will receive a scholarship that covers both:

Tuition fees:

Christie’s Education Ltd. will waive the full tuition fees for the relevant programme. The tuition fees for the academic year commencing September 2019 are £36,000. Please note: No cash sum equivalent will be payable direct to the student.

AND

Living expenses:

The Christie’s Education Trust will make available a living expenses award known as the Reginald Browne Award. The award provides £23,000 towards the cost of accommodation and other living expenses during the programme.

Internship at Christie’s auction house:

Scholarship recipients who successfully complete the MSc in Art, Law and Business programme at Christie’s Education will have the opportunity to undertake two consecutive six-month internships in different departments at Christie’s London.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for this scholarship, the student must satisfy the normal entry requirements of the relevant master’s programme:

Completed application form

A university degree, normally at 2.1 level

Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS 7

Applicants must also provide a 1,000 – 2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject

CV/Resume

Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words)

Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students)

Colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable

Be of BAME descent*; (*BAME – for the purposes of this scholarship this means black, Asian or non-white minority ethnic descent (and includes individuals of mixed BAME-white descent).

Be ordinarily resident in the UK and have the right to work and remain in the UK

Be able to demonstrate financial need, which will be assessed based on requested details of income, other financial information, and plans for financing studies at Christie’s Education