University of Birmingham: History of Art (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/MA (Res)/PhD)

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


The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the university and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and concepts.

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Qualification PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

Requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for. For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.


The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice under the expert guidance of an academic member of staff.
The PhD comprises of a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

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University of BirminghamOur success in developing our postgraduate community was just one of the reasons that The Times and The Sunday Times named Birmingham the University of the Year 2013–14. Enrol on one of our postgraduate courses and you’ll work alongside world-leading academics in a diverse, multi-cultural community of more than 14,000 postgraduate students from over 150 countries. 

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