Research course

Art History

University of Sussex · School of History and Philosophy

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in art history or a related subject such as history, architecture, English, archaeology, anthropology or cultural studies. You should also show evidence of engagement with art history at an advanced level. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, October, May

Course content

From world-leading research to our radical approach to the histories of art, from exceptional links with museums and galleries to Brighton’s distinctive arts culture – you’ll find Sussex a truly exceptional place to work on your research project.

We offer research supervision in the history of art and architecture, including:

  • the history of the visual arts and architecture of western Europe in the early modern and modern periods
  • Byzantine art
  • Renaissance art
  • 18th-century art
  • art and empire
  • British and North American art of the 20th century
  • contemporary visual culture, especially photography.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

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