Research course

Art History

University of Nottingham · Department of Art History

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in art history or a related subject.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

Course content

Are you passionate about digging deeper into art history?

Do you want the time, support and skills to carry out research?

The MRes is ideal if:

  • You cannot commit to a PhD but still have a topic you want to research further
  • Your topic doesn't require three-years of PhD study
  • You want to develop your research and academic skills before starting a PhD

Our specialisations

Nineteenth-century art and cultural exchange

  • National identity
  • Intercultural contact
  • Migration
  • Innovation

Collecting, reception and revival

  • Display
  • Imperialism
  • Power
  • Travel
  • Memory

Photography, film and spectatorship

  • Representation
  • Status
  • Politics
  • Relationship to other media

Politics and identity

  • Gender, class, and race
  • Identity
  • Propaganda, power and protest
  • Memory

The MRes is a substantial piece of original work and can be ideal for people with highly focussed interests but limited time. It can also be an advantage when applying for PhD funding as it demonstrates research skills and ability.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44(0) 115 951 5151