For entry on to the MPhil and PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, and a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject. For entry on to the MA by Research programme, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The curent research themes for supervision in art are:
- Anthropology of art
- Art History
- Arts of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas
- Museum and Heritage Studies
Based in Norman Foster's world-famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on the UEA campus, Art History and World Art Studies offers a unique and exceptional working environment for Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.
Our students work in unrivalled proximity to major, internationally-renowned works of art, by artists such as Francis Bacon, Edgar Degas, Jacob Epstein, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
Particularly renowned for our broad approach to art, our work encompasses ancient, medieval, Renaissance, modern and contemporary European art, American art, African art, Asian art and Pacific art. Our staff, students and researchers are interested in the history of art, as well as archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage, and museum studies.
Our students are able to study a wider range of artistic cultures, periods and forms than in any other art history department in the UK.
The School also has active links with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. It benefits from the thriving arts and culture scene in Norwich, which hosts the largest contemporary art festival outside London (Contemporary Art Norwich) and the annual Norwich and Norfolk Festival. Norwich has a number of museums, galleries and arts centres, including the Castle Museum and Art Gallery located in the city's Norman castle. The Norwich University College of the Arts is a leading educational centre for fine arts, design and media, which has many links with the School. And Norwich is home not only to the 12th-century cathedral but also to 36 medieval parish churches – more than any other city in northern Europe.
Information for international students
English entry requirements are: IELTS 7.0 overall (with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 6.5 in all other components) or equivalent qualification.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Service
- +44 (0)1603 591709