The Department offers a taught Masters course in the History of Art as well as from 2012 entry a MRes course, with a much larger research component. These are available either on a one-year full-time basis or two-year part-time. The Department also offers PhD supervision.
There is a thriving history of art postgraduate community at Birmingham, which offers a stimulating intellectual environment and internationally excellent research culture. The Department hosts regular public lectures, seminar courses, symposia and conferences, and we actively encourage postgraduate students to participate, as speakers or in the planning and organisation. These provide opportunities to engage with leading scholars in the field as well as to discuss the latest research of those working in the University.
Exhibitionary practice is an important part of our course and postgraduate students have the opportunity to co-curate an annual exhibition at the Barber Institute as well as contributing to an accompanying catalogue, either on a voluntary basis or as a formal part of their degree.
In addition to their specific specialist subject, post-graduate students are provided with a thorough training in research methods relevant to the history of art. The Department is a member of the AHRC funded RX-Research Exchange in History of Art network of universities that collectively offer a special course of discipline specific training to History of Art postgraduates. The network organises regular conferences related to current issues in art historical research.
All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.
Katie discusses her postgraduate studies at Birmingham and involvement in the Cultural Internship Scheme, as well as other opportunities to get involved with arts management at Birmingham in partnership with The Barber Institute of Fine Art.