University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Art History

We offer research supervision in the history of art and architecture. Special areas of interest include the history of the visual arts and architecture of western Europe in the early modern and modern periods, Byzantine art, Renaissance art, 18th-century art, art and empire, British and North American art of the 20th century, and contemporary visual culture, especially photography. Across periods of interest, we share a focus on the object as the starting point of analysis, attention to issues of methodology, historiography and critical theory, and engagement with questions of material and visual culture. Recent thesis titles: 'Archi-Texts' for contemplation in 6th-century Byzantium: the case of the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople; collectors and collecting in England 1600-1660; colonial identities and visual culture: representations of the British in India, c1785-1845; objects of evidence: colonial encounters through material culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Brighton Museum, 1858-1949; strategies for celebration: realising the ideal celebratory city in London and Paris, 1660-1715; the book as symbol in late Medieval and early Renaissance painting; the politics of partnership: Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, 1912-1961; the state apartment in the Jacobean country house; the world on a plate: the impact of photography on travel imagery and its dissemination in Britain, 1850-1890.

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in art history or a related discipline such as history, architecture, English, archaeology, anthropology or cultural studies, and proof of engagement with art history at an advanced level.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

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