Aberystwyth University: Art History (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionAberystwyth University View institution profile
Department School of Art
Web http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/
Email artschool@aber.ac.uk
Telephone 01970 622460
Study type Research


Students are assigned to a supervisor and a particular area of study in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Book Illustration, Photography or Art History. Art History Research Areas include: British Art, Ceramics, Contemporary Painting, Graphic Art (Book Illustration, Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking), Nineteenth Century European Art, Museum and Gallery Studies, Visual Culture of Religion, Wales and Art, Women's Art, Craft, and Design.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

If you wish to apply for a PhD in Art History then you should submit a previous dissertation and/or essays indicative of your academic attainment in this discipline.

Non-native English speakers are required to take a University recognised test of academic English language proficiency with required minimum proficiency levels equating to an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper based test) or 237 (computer based) with an essay rating of 5.0. Applicants who have successfully undertaken a Bachelors degree in a UK University are exempt from this requirement.


Thesis and viva voce examination


40 credits of research training

Location Penglais Campus
Penglais Road
SY23 3AR


EU 4260 GBP for Year 1
England 4260 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4260 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 4260 GBP for Year 1
International 14500 GBP for Year 1

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Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first University Institution in Wales and has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

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