Research course

Art History

Institution
University of Sussex · School of History and Philosophy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil in Art History: A Masters degree in art history or a related discipline such as history, architecture, English, archaeology, anthropology or cultural studies, and proof of engagement with art history at an advanced level. PhD in Art History: A Masters degree in art history or a related discipline such as history, architecture, English, archaeology, anthropology or cultural studies, and proof of engagement with art history at an advanced level

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Art History
  • MPhil in Art History

We offer research supervision in the history of art and architecture. Special areas of interest include 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, and contemporary visual culture, especially photography.

Across periods of interest, we share a focus on the object as the starting point of analysis, attention to issues of methodology, historiography and critical theory, and engagement with questions of material and visual culture.

Recent thesis titles

‘Archi-Texts’ for contemplation in sixth-century Byzantium: the case of the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople

Collectors and collecting in England 1600-1660

Colonial identities and visual culture: representations of the British in India, c1785-1845

Objects of evidence: colonial encounters through material culture from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at Brighton Museum, 1858-1949

Strategies for celebration: realising the ideal celebratory city in London and Paris, 1660-1715

The book as symbol in late Medieval and early Renaissance painting

The politics of partnership: Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, 1912-1961

The state apartment in the Jacobean country house

The world on a plate: the impact of photography on travel imagery and its dissemination in Britain, 1850-1890

Department specialisms

For further information visit the postgraduate study page.

Information for international students

Please see link for international students' entry requirements: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1602#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1602#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1602#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months

MPhil

full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
f.m.allan@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 876612