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University of Manchester: Art History and Visual Studies

Institution University of Manchester
Department School of Arts, Languages and Cultures View department profile
Telephone +44 (0)161 275 3559
Study type Research


Our PhD Art History and Visual Studies programme offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in an area of particular interest.

Postgraduate research within Art History at Manchester is largely driven by the interests of our members of staff. Our research strengths include: - Medieval England and Italy;

  • Italian and Northern Renaissance;

  • Renaissance print culture;

  • History of architecture;

  • History of gardens;

  • Art and science;

  • British art in the 18th and 19th centuries;

  • Romanticism and its reception;

  • The history and theory of the avant-garde;

  • Art and sexuality;

  • Modernism and post-colonialism;

  • Art and psychoanalysis;

  • Poststructuralism;

  • History and theory of photography;

  • Experimental art-writing.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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