Research course

Art History and Visual Culture

University of Exeter · College of Humanities

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in a related subject, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject. Please see the website for full information.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter gives students 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. Art History and Visual Culture staff publish on the history of art, curate exhibitions, work with a variety of arts institutions and lead major externally funded research projects on curatorial engagements with performance archives; the history of French art institutions; the history of Spanish cinema; Victorian medievalism; histories of sacred spaces; and the culture of the suburbs.

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

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest

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