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MPhil/PhD in History of Art (2020 Entry)

Group of history of art students



  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Qualification
  • MPhil/PhD
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: up to 7 years


Undertake original research on the MPhil/PhD in History of Art at the University of Warwick. Ranked 1st by the Guardian 2019, Warwick's History of Art department offers you an advanced research degree with specialist guidance from department academics.


The MPhil/PhD in History of Art is an advanced research degree, consisting of original research and engagement with current scholarship. It is awarded on the basis of successful completion of an individual research thesis of 60,000 words and an oral examination.

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Areas for PhD supervision

European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture; British Art and Architecture from the 18th to 21st Centuries; Colonial Art and Empire; Historiography, Theory and Aesthetics; French Painting; American Art; Colour; Scandinavian Art; Exhibition and Display; Sculpture; Sex, Sexuality and Gender; Art and Science; Video and Performance Art.


Entry requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in History of Art or related subjects and a Master’s in History of Art a related subject

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

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