University of Essex

University of Essex

History of Art

Supervision is offered in a number of fields and have a long tradition of postgraduate training in all the major areas of European art and architecture from 1300 to the present, and in the art and architecture of Latin America and of the United States. Current research interests of our staff include: modern art in France, especially Cubism and interwar surrealism (Professor Neil Cox); the cultural significance of the museum, museum architecture, and photography and the Paris commune (Dr Michaela Giebelhausen); the art, architecture and urbanism of the Italian renaissance (Dr Caspar Pearson); and Rodin and contemporary science (Dr Natasha Ruiz-Gómez); most of our successful graduates are now working in academic institutions, in national or regional museums or galleries, or in other arts-related professions, both throughout the UK and abroad; among recent successes are the appointment of Jim Walsh (PhD '07) as chief executive of the South Place Ethical Society in London, and Lucy Bradnock (PhD '09), working on a project examining west coast art at The Getty Institute, Los Angeles; our other graduates teach in leading departments in York, Glasgow and London, while the curator of public programmes at Tate Modern is an Essex art history graduate.

Entry requirements

For research study within our Department of History, we normally require a good Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Philosophy and Art History
Telephone number: 
01206 872719