University of Kent

University of Kent

History and Philosophy of Art (Canterbury and Rome)

The programme provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of image, theory and institutions from the Renaissance to the present (especially European and North American). During the term in Rome, this course focuses on the art of Rome with a core course that spans almost 2 millennia and examines the changing face of the eternal city. Students will study the art of Rome 1st hand, visiting relevant sites and museums, with options to study the history of Rome and specific artists.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd class Honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by 2 assignments per module and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT2 7NZ South East

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School of Arts
Telephone number: 
01227 823410