Postgraduate research in Art History and Visual Studies at The University of Manchester is largely driven by the interests and research profiles of individual staff members.
Our research strengths include: medieval England and Italy; Italian and Northern Renaissance; Renaissance print culture; history of architecture; history of gardens; art and science; British art in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Romanticism and its reception; the history and theory of the avant-garde; art and sexuality; modernism and postcolonialism; art and psychoanalysis; poststructuralism; history and theory of photography; experimental art-writing.
Career opportunitiesA research degree in Art History enhances employment opportunities in many fields connected with the visual arts, architecture and material culture, including art galleries, the art trade and auction houses, the heritage industry, architectural conservation, publishing, art criticism and aspects of arts administration, as well as university and higher education, and other careers open to students of the arts with a postgraduate research qualification.
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Coursework and assessment
- The award of PhD follows three years of successful supervised research undertaken in the School. The maximum length of the PhD thesis is 80,000 words.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History View 51 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD.
- A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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