Art History at the University of Hong Kong is one of Asia’s leading centres of art historical research. We offer research postgraduate (RPg) programmes leading to the award of research postgraduate degrees in art history, including Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). For information on our taught postgraduate programme, go to the MA section. Please note that we do not offer any applied degrees in studio art or design.
Our MPhil is a two-year full-time (or three-year part-time) programme while PhD takes three or four years full-time (four-and-a-half or six years part-time). Both programmes are based primarily on the writing of an English dissertation under the close supervision of a primary supervisor, a full-time teaching faculty from our department. It is possible to have a co-supervisor within or outside our department.
It is the Graduate School‘s responsibility to handle the overall management of the degrees. It helps to set guidelines and policies on admissions, academic progress, examinations and quality assurance. It also provides compulsory courses and optional workshops to students. For administrative issues and concerns, research postgraduate students shall consult staff in the School of Humanities office, rather than our department general office.
Note that we do not currently participate in the King’s College London and Hong Kong University Joint PhD programme.