Research course

Art History

University of St Andrews · School of Art History

Entry requirements

Applicants usually require a Masters degree in Art History. More usually, students apply to enter the MPhil degree following completion of the coursework for the MLitt (2 semesters) if satisfactory progress has been made and a suitable research topic is agreed upon with a prospective supervisor.

Months of entry


Course content

The school aims to deliver first-rate teaching and research in a distinctive range of areas within the history of art.
PhD students are initially registered as General Research Students for a probationary period of twelve months. After a progress review, which includes the submission of a substantive piece of written work for evaluation, students are registered for the PhD.

Department specialisms

Italian Renaissance Art; Museum Studies; Medieval Art; Russian Art and Architecture; 19th- and 20th-century British and European Art; Scottish Studies; British Architecture; History of Photography

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to sit an appropriate test and achieve IELTS overall 7.0 or equivalent

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees confirmed early 2017
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
01334 462414
01334 464201