University of Birmingham: History of Art (Master of Research - MRes)

InstitutionUniversity of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Study type Research


If you want to focus on researching one specific area in the history of art without going straight into a PhD, then this programme is suitable for you. At the end of this programme many of our graduates continue on to do a PhD, where they undertake a much more extensive research project.
Most of the teaching takes place in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which houses the Barber Institute Gallery, a valuable teaching collection, used by all members of staff on a regular basis. The Barber Institute is home to an onsite research library, a prints and drawings study room and a coin study room. These facilities, together with the holdings of the university main library and the Special Collections of the Cadbury Research Library, make Birmingham one of the best resourced departments of history of art in Britain.

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Qualification Master of Research - MRes
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

For MRes and MA by research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.




The core of the MRes programme is a 20,000-word thesis, which is supported by both research training and art theory modules. Both of these core modules will equip you with the skills to enable you to complete your thesis. Please see the University of Birmingham website for full module information.

Location Edgbaston Campus
B15 2TU


EU 5850 GBP for Year 1
England 5850 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 5850 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 5850 GBP for Year 1
Wales 5850 GBP for Year 1
International 16320 GBP for Year 1

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