Research course

History of Art (on-campus or by distance learning)

University of Birmingham · Department of Art History, Film and Visual Studies
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain.

We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the University and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and concepts.

Our expertise covers a broad range of themes and topics, from medieval and Renaissance art and architecture to contemporary global art.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
        distance learning
        36-72 months
        • MA by research
          part time
          24 months
            full time
            12 months
              distance learning
              12-24 months

              Course contact details

              Dr Claire Jones
              +44 (0)121 414 8510