Research course

Art

Institution
University of East Anglia · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

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

Course content

The curent research themes for supervision in art are:

  • Anthropology of art
  • Archaeology
  • 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.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University's website for further information: http://www.uea.ac.uk/art-history/scholarships-and-funding/phdfunding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Service
Email
pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591709