University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

History of Art

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the university and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and concepts.

Entry requirements

Requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for. For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Course modules

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice under the expert guidance of an academic member of staff.
The PhD comprises of a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

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0121 414 5005