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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Art History

Course type


Course Summary

The Department of History of Art is a thriving centre for the study of visual art and art criticism. Staff specialisms range from medieval altarpieces to Soviet public monuments, from pre-Renaissance sculpture to contemporary art installations. You are encouraged to explore a diversity of historical period and critical approaches, and to participate in the stimulating intellectual and social life of the department. We encourage an interdisciplinary approach (having expertise in topics such as interrelationships in art and music, and art and writing) and have close links with many other departments in the school and faculty, as well as with national and local galleries and museums.

A large number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high level research projects in the field of History of Art; some graduates take up careers in art consultancy and gallery and museum management, and the commercial fine art market.

Different course options

Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold an upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.