Master’s: Art History - Bordeaux Montaigne University v1.2

Master’s: Art History



The research-oriented Master’s programme in Art History includes theory-based, methodology-based and applied course units, whilst also placing emphasis on real research practice.

The programme of study draws primarily on the research output of the teaching staff and university lecturer-researchers from the three teams who contribute to this programme of study.


Université Bordeaux Montaigne is the only university in the Greater Southwest region to offer a Master’s level programme of study that is wholly dedicated to the study of art history. It thus sits alongside other programmes on the national scale and is novel in the comprehensive training it offers in all aspects of research, spanning from Classical Antiquity to the contemporary period.

Knowing how to lead bibliographic, archival and iconographical research; how to present the findings of this research, both in writing and orally; how to synthesise and conduct critical analysis of this documentary evidence whilst accounting for changes and developments within the discipline itself: these are indispensable skills, both for researchers and for those students who seek to direct their studies towards culture-oriented professions.



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For non-French speakers – whether students, employees or researchers – the Department of French as a Foreign Language (DEFLE) offers courses in French as a foreign language for all levels within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).