University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Art History

Research topics of recent PhD graduates or current PhD candidates are wide-ranging and include: the photographic encounter; Joseph Wright and Derby in the 18th century; criminal portraiture: surfaces and subjectivities; updating the uncanny: a spatial hypothesis; the cultural geography of young British art; Tintoretto's paintings for the parish church in the years 1540-1594; exempla and female sacred experience: women looking at art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500; Irish portraiture in the 18th century; popularcConceptions of war in 19th-century Britain; an analysis of the allegory of liberty in the imagery of the French Revolution; automatism in the writing and drawings of Artaud, Michaux and Z�rn; patronage in Nottingham 1550-1700; Giovanni Mansueti's canvases at St. Martin's Church in Burano: iconographical sources, theological background and semantic functions.

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD programmes are generally required to hold an Honours degree at 2.1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject; candidates are generally required to submit a research proposal with their applications; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [Academic version] 6.0 with no less than 5 in any one element; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) :Paper version: 550 with a minimum of 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Internet-based version: 79 with no less than 17 in any one element.

Assessment methods

MPhil: dissertation of at least 60,000 words; PhD: thesis of at least 80,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate admissions
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