Postgraduate programmes of this department are best suited to applicants who have previous study of art history, or in a related field such as History or Literature. Intending applicants are expected to have already selected a field, or fields, of study. If you have not established your field of study, or do not have the requisite background, you may be better served by applying to our MA programme.

If the prospective MPhil student is able to demonstrate one’s capability in undertaking art history research, his/ her application will still be welcome. However, prospective PhD students are expected to have not only a thorough grounding in art history, or a related discipline, but also the experience of independent research in an MA or MPhil programme.