Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.
With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Broadly speaking the area covered by the Institute’s expertise is cultural and intellectual history in the period 1200–1700, but there are a range of specific research interests covered by members of staff who currently offer supervision.
On completing this Art, Cultural and Intellectual History degree from School of Advanced Study, University of London, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.
You can study on-campus or online.
Many Warburg alumni have continued their academic careers at Universities across the globe including the Universities of Cambridge, Copenhagen, Notre Dame (US), Padua, UCL, Birkbeck, La Sapienza (Rome), Warwick, York and Yeshiva (New York).
Our graduates have also gone into positions at cultural institutions such as the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Bayerische Akademie, the National Library, Argentina, Sothebys, Arts Council England, the National Gallery, and the Southbank Centre.
Programme StructureThe Warburg Institute offers doctoral research supervision in the following areas:
- Art History and Iconography
- Cultural History
- Translation studies
- Intellectual History
- Art History
- Renaissance Culture
- History of Magic and Science
- History of Cartography and Cosmography
- Religious History
- History of the Book
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts History Art History View 88 other PhDs in History in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of the Warburg academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal.
- Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application.
International15500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6130 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6130 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £3,600
- EU/Overseas: £9,300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Find out more about our range of funding opportunities: https://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/fees-and-funding
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