Entry requirements

Good degree, usually including history of art.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The Department of History of Art has an international reputation for its research in medieval, Renaissance and modern art. Our range of interests includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and design; photography; museology; gender and representation; and interdisciplinary topics, particularly the relationships between art and film, art and anthropology, and art and medicine.

Current research is concentrated in the following areas:

ARCHITECTURE

  • Medieval architecture in central and eastern Europe
  • Institutional and domestic space in early-twentieth-century Vienna
  • Brutalism and twentieth-century British architecture

BRITISH ART

  • Eighteenth-century portraiture and conversation pieces
  • Nineteenth-century optical technologies
  • Twentieth-century art, photography and architecture

EARLY MODERN ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE

  • Urbanism
  • Architecture and visual culture in Medieval Europe
  • Visual cultures of fifteenth-century Europe
  • Art in early modern Italy

MUSEUMS AND MEMORY STUDIES

  • Museums
  • Monuments and memorialisation
  • Monuments and trauma
  • Micro-museums

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Daguerrotypes and nineteenth-century commercial photography
  • Photography and gender
  • Photography and sculpture
  • Twentieth-century British photojournalism
  • 1970s radical photographic practice

Find out more about our current MPhil/PhD students and their areas of research.

We offer information evenings throughout the year for prospective students interested in our history of art programmes.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD

full time
12-48 months
part time
24-84 months

Course contact details

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Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700