Research course

History of Art

University of Edinburgh · School of Arts, Culture and Environment
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The subject area performed strongly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise with 60% of their work being judged of international standing

Research in the History of Art is conducted across an unusually broad range of fields, including:

  • early and late medieval Art;
  • Islamic art and architecture;
  • classic and modern Chinese art;
  • the Italian Renaissance;
  • 17th century Flemish art;
  • 18th century material culture and histories of collecting;
  • late 19th century French art;
  • international and British Modernism;
  • the postmodern city and its representation;
  • contemporary art and globalisation.

Members of staff are actively involved with the Visual Arts Research Institute of Edinburgh.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

AHRC, ORS (for international students)

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5734