University of Birmingham
History of Art
The award of a PhD is virtually a necessary condition for pursuing a career as an academic art historian; in addition to the variety of generic skills training that is offered across the university, the History of Art Department also offers students on our research programmes training in the attribution of paintings and drawings, the cataloguings of collections, acquisitions for collections, and the work of commercial galleries and sales-rooms; research specialisms of staff include: nineteenth-and early twentieth-century French art, design and visual culture; eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century French visual culture - particular specialism in the revolutionary periods, especially iconoclasm and print culture; Roman architecture, Italian art, 1400�1600, Renaissance and post-Renaissance architecture in Italy and Britain; post-war art, exile art, Central European modern art; eighteenth-century British and Swiss art, early twentieth-century European art.
PhD: Masters degree in a relevant subject. MA by Research: 2.1 (Hons) in a relevant subject
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. Students can apply for the Haywood Scholarship for the history of art. The Haywood is available on a competitive basis and is normally reserved for 2nd year PhD students and above.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA (Res)||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA (Res)||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Distance learning||-||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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