Research course

Modern and Contemporary Art and Theory

Open University · Department of Art History

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Modern and Contemporary Art is one of the core strengths of the Art History discipline at the OU. Over the last decade discipline members have produced a range of internationally recognised publications.

Members of this research group have produced the internationally acclaimed three volume series Art in Theory: an Anthology of Changing Ideas, 1648–1815; 1815–1900; 1900–2000 (edited by Charles Harrison, Paul Wood and Jason Gaiger), which will be continued in the volume Art in Theory: The West and the World edited by Paul Wood and Leon Wainwright (forthcoming).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

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