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Ph. D. On Campus

History of Art

University College London (UCL)

36 months
Duration
22900 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

History of Art at University College London (UCL) is top-rated for research; our staff are active researchers in a range of specialist fields and there is a thriving graduate community.

Overview

The PhD in the History of Art requires independent, self-motivated research and will teach students to formulate and convey their ideas both to specialised as well as to broader audiences. It will enable students to develop original thinking on all aspects of visual culture, drawing on historical and contemporary cultural debates.

Students gain experience of working in different kinds of archives and with different approaches to visual material. PhD students are trained to work as teaching assistants in the department, and the combination of research and teaching skills prepares them for the diverse demands of an academic career.

Graduate students in History of Art from University College London (UCL) participate in our weekly graduate seminar, and research students also write, edit and produce the journal Object.

Careers

Recent graduates have been awarded prestigious postdoctoral fellowship and secured academic positions at top universities and research institutes in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.

Many have also pursued successful curatorial careers at major museums and collections in Britain, including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Barbican Art Gallery and many more including museums and galleries abroad.

Others work as art journalists or in publishing.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Art theory and the history of the discipline
  • British, French and German art and architecture c. 1700–1945
  • Cross-cultural studies and globalisation
  • Materials, objects and practices of art history
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Medieval and early modern studies
  • The history of the body and the relationship between art and science
  • The history of visual technologies (print, photography, time-based media)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK Master's degree in a relevant discipline (pass of 68% or better), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are normally required to have achieved an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s or its overseas equivalent at first degree level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time:

  • UK: £2,845
  • International: £11,530

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

AHRC Scholarships

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