Art Postgraduate Research - PhDs and Studentships
Our department is one of the leading centres in the world for the study of art and material culture and the only centre in the UK concerned with the study of art worldwide. We welcome applications for PhDs, MPhil degrees and Masters' by Research.
If you are interested in applying for a research degree, feel free to contact academic staff directly. Please take a look at contact details and research interests.
Staff research interests include: Art in Britain and in the US; Arts of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas; Medieval and Early Renaissance Art; 18th-Century Art and Architecture; Modern and Contemporary Art; Prehistoric/Ancient Art and Archaeology; Museum and Heritage Studies.
STUDENT RESEARCH -Students’ research topics have included: Alabaster carvers of medieval England (in collaboration with the British Museum); Animal painting in Britain, 1760-1840 (in collaboration with Tate); Ethnographic collage and international modernism in post-war Britain, 1947-87; The international contemporary art triangle network in the UK, South Asia and Africa; The late work of Walter Sickert; Lebanese female artists and diasporic experience; Mapping early modern Bologna; Physiognomy, pathognomy and body rhetoric in Romanesque and early Gothic sculpture; The reception of African art in imperial Germany.
RESEARCH EVENTS AND RESEARCH SKILLS TRAINING - As a postgraduate student you can participate in our Graduate Research Seminar, as well as listen to visiting speakers from around the globe in our regular Research Seminar series. You’ll also develop your research and professional skills through training sessions organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School.
Take a look at our current PhD and studentship opportunities.
Course Modules 2017/8As a postgraduate research student, your research degree will not contain modules.
DisclaimerWhilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
Entry RequirementTo be accepted onto a doctoral degree, the standard minimum academic entry requirement is either at least a 2:1 from a UK undergraduate degree, a Master’s degree, or equivalent. Some research programmes might have higher requirements and the possibility of more specific requirements. Please take a look at our current PhD opportunities or our Faculty Graduate School and School pages to find out more.
How to ApplyPlease take a look at our information on how to apply.
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