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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Visual Arts Visual Communication Cultural Studies Art History & Criticism

Course type


Course Summary

The Department of History of Art welcomes applications for both full and part-time PhD study in Art History, Visual Culture, or a related subject. The department's lively research culture includes regular research seminars, which offer the chance to hear visiting scholars from elsewhere in the UK and from overseas as well as opportunities for staff and postgraduates to present research in progress in a friendly and constructive environment. These occasions also allow postgraduate students to broaden their knowledge of the subject and gain a better sense of how research develops as part of an interactive process. Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to students area of research, they will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

Different course options

Full time | University Park Campus | 3 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


3 years

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

 International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £22,620, Laboratory-based research - £28,260, High cost laboratory-based research - £33,540, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £41,430.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 (or international equivalent) in art history or a related subject.