Research course

Modern and contemporary art practice and theory

Institution
Open University · Department of Art History
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent). MA or equivalent.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The OU art history discipline has a strong record of pioneering and world-class research and teaching in Modern and Contemporary Art.

A landmark achievement in this area is 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).

We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
FASS-ArtHistory-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 652479