The Department offers a taught Masters programme in the History of Art as well as two research masters programmes, the MRes and and the MA by research. The Department also offers a PhD programme in Art History.
Birmingham offers a thriving Art History postgraduate community, in a a stimulating university and gallery environment with an internationally recognised research culture. research culture. As part of the MA programme, postgraduate students have the opportunity to be involved in the curation of an exhibition held at the Barber Institute. For the past three years, this exhibition had been organised around works lent by the National Portrait Gallery in London. The department hosts public lectures, research seminars and an annual symposia, in all of which postgraduate students are encouraged to actively participate. The department is also home to the online Journal of Art Historiography. Each year a postgraduate student is invited to become the editorial assistant and oversee two online editions of this journal.
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 research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.
Are you fascinated by visual culture and history relating to a specific artisit, period of movement?
Do you want to pursue a career in the gallery [more...]
Are you fascinated by visual culture and history relating to a specific artist, period or movement?
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If you want to focus on researching one specific area in the History of Art without going straight into a PhD, then the MRes is the programme for you.
The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most [more...]
Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes
We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.
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