|Application deadline:||None, but early application advised|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
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The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
The PhD the most advanced research degree leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study for a PhD on campus or by Distance Learning.
The Department is located in the Barber Institute, which houses the Barber Institute gallery. This is an excellent and representative collection of post-medieval European art. It includes paintings, engravings and drawings by such artists as Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Veronese, Picasso, Magritte, as well as an important collection of nineteenth-century painting by artists such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin, Turner and Whistler. This is a valuable and convenient teaching collection which all members of staff use on a regular basis.
There is a thriving history of art postgraduate community at Birmingham, which offers a stimulating intellectual environment. A wide range of public lectures and seminar programmes are regularly hosted by the department, some of which postgraduates help to plan and organise. These provide opportunities to discuss art-historical questions with visiting speakers as well as to engage with the latest research of those working with in the University. Postgraduate students co-curate an exhibition at the Barber Institute annually and co-author and co-edit an accompanying catalogue.
Research interests of staff
* 19th-and early 20th-century French art, design and visual culture.Dr Francesca BerryTel: +44 (0)121 414 3930
* 18th-and early 19th-century French visual culture: Particular specialism in the revolutionary periods, especially iconoclasm and print culture.Dr Richard Clay
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3930
Email: +44 (0)121 414 3930
* Roman architecture; Italian art, 14001600; Renaissance and post-Renaissance architecture in Italy and Britain.
Mr David Hemsoll
Tel: +44(0)121 41 45751
* 15th- and 16th-century French and Northern European art; women in early modern art; books and manuscript illumination.Dr Elizabeth LEstrange
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8042
* German and central European art and design from the mid-19th century to the present; the historiography of art; contemporary art theory and criticism.Professor Matthew Rampley
* 18th-century Swiss art, late 19th- and early 20th-century German and Austrian art and visual culture.Dr Camilla Smith
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7568
* Modern and contemporary art and exhibition cultures in Europe (with specific emphasis on migration, hybridity and post-communism).Dr Jutta Vinzent
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3259
Applying to a Doctoral Research programme at Birmingham is a simple four-step process -
Step 1 - Ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements|
Step 2 - Find a potential supervisor(s) and identify your research area|
Step 3 - Develop and submit an initial research proposal|
Step 4 - Submit your formal application
In order to undertake a programme of study here at the University, you will need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS, TOEFL or alternative qualifications..
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