PhD Art History and Visual Studies

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PhD Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester

Our Art History and Visual Studies PhD programme offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in an area of particular interest.

  • Be part of a vibrant teaching and research environment, where the interests of academic staff, students and professionals converge.
  • Take advantage of our strong working relationships with museums and galleries throughout Britain and abroad.
  • Explore original art in Manchester’s many galleries.

Why study this course?

Art History and Cultural Practices at Manchester is one of the leading departments in the UK for research in the subject according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

  • 91% of our research activity was recognised as ‘world leading’ or `internationally excellent’.
  • 100% of our impact case studies were judged to be ‘outstanding’.
  • 100% of our research environment was judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Find out more about this programme.

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
  • A UK Master’s degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.


This programme is Self Funded

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