Research course

History of Art

University of Bristol · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree. MPhil/PhD: A pass at Master's level (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Department of History of Art is a thriving centre for the study of visual art and art criticism. Staff specialisms range from medieval altarpieces to Soviet public monuments, from pre-Renaissance sculpture to contemporary art installations. You are encouraged to explore a diversity of historical periods and critical approaches, and to participate in the stimulating intellectual and social life of the department. We encourage an interdisciplinary approach (having expertise in topics such as interrelationships in art and music, and art and writing) and have close links with many other departments in the school and faculty, as well as with national and local galleries and museums.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,185 Part time: £2,093
International students

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2017. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages. Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 117 331 8458