Ph.D. On Campus

History of Art

University of Cambridge

36 months
25758 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A doctoral degree in History of Art at the Department of History of Art from University of Cambridge, offers the opportunity for independent research under the supervision of an expert departmental member of staff. 


The Department of History of Art has the expertise and welcomes candidates in many areas including medieval, Renaissance and early modern, eighteenth and nineteenth century, modern and contemporary art, and historiography and methodology.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the History of Art programme from The from University of Cambridge, candidates will have acquired excellent skills, experience and knowledge to undertake post-doctoral work (research and/or teaching) or another related profession outside the academy.

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
  • Candidates for the PhD are reviewed formally on an annual basis. In the third term, candidates submit a first-year paper to complete their formal registration on the PhD programme. 
  • During their sixth term, candidates are required to give a written report of their work to their supervisor and any other appropriate assessor approved by the supervisor. The Graduate Director may also review the work. The candidate’s progress is assessed and documented in a short report.
  • During their ninth term, candidates are usually required to give a paper on the scope and core findings of their doctoral research in the third-year PhD symposium, to members of faculty and other postgraduate students.
  • Candidates submit a log of their research activity which is assessed at each of the annual reviews described above.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £15,454

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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