Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough sits within the Humanities subject area in the world-leading School of Social Science and Humanities.

We have an impressive reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of European art and design from the eighteenth century to the present; global contemporary art, visual culture, and politics; Feminist art history and gender studies; and art markets, collecting, and critical heritage.

You will have full access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including dedicated social and informal study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a variety of offices and teaching rooms for seminars and small group activities. Innovative teaching and research the School provides a number of exciting ways to enhance your skills and develop your employability by incorporating the latest research developments into the curriculum, and providing teaching from leading experts in their specialist subject areas. You will be supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience.

All of our academic staff are active researchers, working within and across disciplinary boundaries. The School is home to 130 postgraduates working closely with 100 specialist supervisors who are located in one of five main study areas:

  • Communication and Media
  • Geography and Environment
  • Humanities
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social and Policy Studies

Information for international students

See our website for information for international students.

Fees and funding

See our website for funding information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223379