Research course

History of Art

University of Warwick · Department of History of Art

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree in History of Art or related subjects and a Master's (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

As a research student, your closest contact will be with your research supervisor, or supervisors, who will meet with you regularly (at least once a month during term-time) and agree a programme of research, reading and writing with you.

Candidates for a PhD will be registered for an MPhil in the first instance. Careful efforts are made to match research students with the expertise available in the Department and applicants are advised to read about the research interests of the Department and discuss their proposed research topic with a member of staff before applying.

Areas for PhD supervision include:

  • Medieval and Renaissance Art and Architecture;
  • European Baroque;
  • British Art and Architecture from the 18th to 20th Centuries;
  • Colonial Art and Empire;
  • Historiography, Theory and Aesthetics;
  • French Painting;
  • American Art;
  • Colour;
  • Scandinavian Art;
  • German Art;
  • Exhibition and Display;
  • Sculpture;
  • Sex, Sexuality and Gender.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,191 (estimated)
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585