Staff specialisms range from medieval altarpieces to Soviet public monuments, from pre-Renaissance sculpture to contemporary art of the diaspora. We are interested in thinking across historical periods and through a variety of critical approaches.
We encourage you to participate in the stimulating intellectual and social life of the department, with regular research seminars and guest lectures, not to mention our thriving Art History in the Pub series of talks and discussions. We support interdisciplinary approaches and have expertise in topics such as interrelationships in art and music in both the medieval and modern periods; art and writing; and issues of art and race.
We also have close links with many other departments in the school and faculty, as well as with national and local galleries and museums.
A large number of graduates from the History of Art programme offered at University of Bristol develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the fields of history of art and visual culture; some graduates take up careers in gallery and museum management and curation, art consultancy, publishing or in the commercial fine art market.
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Areas of research included:
- British art and art criticism
- Theories of modernism
- 20th-century German art
- 20th-century Russian and Soviet art
- Representations of sport and the body
- Medieval art, visual and material culture
- Late medieval and Renaissance sculpture
- 17th-century Italian art
- Art and visual culture of the Black Atlantic
- Medieval and modern art and music interrelationships (including sound and audio art, visual music, iconography and synaesthesia)
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- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesHistory Art History Liberal Arts View 91 other PhDs in History in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
- Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.
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International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4475 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4475 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: part-time£2,238
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time£9,475
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.