Postgraduate research courses in Art History

The School of Art History offers the following research degrees:

  • MSt (Res) This is normally a year-long degree, which enables you to work full-time on a research project, resulting in a dissertation of 30,000 words.
  • MPhil This is normally a two-year degree. During the first year, you take the taught components of an MLitt degree. In the second year, you work full-time on a research project, resulting a dissertation of 40,000 words, followed by an oral examination.
  • PhD (Doctorate) This is normally a three-year degree, which enables you to work full-time on a research project, resulting in a thesis of 80,000 words, followed by an oral examination.

All research degree students are supported by a supervisor, or by team of supervisors, who provide expertise in your research area.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these three research degrees in the School of Art History, you should contact a relevant member of academic staff to discuss your research interests and establish whether appropriate supervision is available for you.

Further details about how to apply can be found on the University’s Research Programme application page. You can find this by clicking on the Apply button below.