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.
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.
- 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.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Art History View 30 other PhDs in Art History in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Research proposal
- Sample of work
International25758 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £15,454
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