Research Degrees

The Department of the History of Art, which operates as part of the Faculty of History, offers full-time and part-time advanced research degrees (M.Litt. and D.Phil.) in a broad range of fields within the discipline of art history and visual culture.  In addition to the research areas covered by the core members of the Department, supervision in areas covered by the large number of associated academic staff may be available. It is also possible to view lists of current and past thesis topics (see right).

For information on the Humanities Division AHRC doctoral studentships and other forms of competitive funding, please see the funding page of the Humanities website.

Students applying for Research Degrees in History of Art should have successfully completed a Master’s degree in a relevant subject area by the time of admission. For details of the application process, please consult the graduate admissions section of the History Faculty website and the History of Art page of the online prospectus.

Please send any specific questions regarding a prospective or current research student application to the History Graduate Office in the first instance:



Current Doctoral Students and topics


It is possible to visit the Department for a short informal tour by prior arrangement. 

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