Postgraduate study in History of Art

The Department offers two taught Masters programmes, in History of Art and Art History and Curating, as well as two research masters programmes, the MRes and and the MA by Research. The Department also offers a PhD programme in History of Art.

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


Course NameCourse typeStudy options
Art History and Curating MATaughtFull time, part time
History of Art MATaughtFull time, part time
History of Art MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
History of Art PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time

Virtual Chat: Postgraduate opportunities in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies - 27 April 2020 11:00-12:00


Take part in our online chat where Dr Claire Jones will be answering your questions about postgraduate study.

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