Research course

Art History and Visual Culture

University of Exeter · College of Humanities

Entry requirements

Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in a related subject, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.
Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of topics: from the old masters to contemporary practitioners, from the traditional arts to new media and technologies and from elite production to popular culture. The programme draws on established, internationally recognised research activity and top-quality research-led teaching.

Department specialisms

Curatorial engagements with performance archives The history of French art institutions The history of Spanish cinema Victorian medievalism Histories of sacred spaces The culture of the suburbs.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic)
Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.
Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)
65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Funding options are available, learn more at the course page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months
distance learning
24-60 months


part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months
distance learning
36-84 months

Course contact details

College of Humanities Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306