Postgraduate study in History of Art

History of art taught programmes

If you would like further information on the academic content of the course, please email artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk.

History of art research programmes (MPhil, PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of the history of art, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

See our research clusters for more information on how our research activity is focused.

Further information on History of Art research programmes »

Skills training

You will also benefit from a postgraduate skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

Faculty support

We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.

Funding

We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.

You are able to study a vast range of topics from Medieval architecture to German Modernism, which is great for students like me who do not want to specialise just yet.

Holly (MA History of Art)

I am really pleased to have found a job in a related area, my dissertation proved really useful in the interview as I was able to discuss the audience engagement issues I'd written about. The curatorial modules on the course were also brilliant, giving me hands-on experience of working in a gallery setting.

Jill Sutherland, Visitor Services and Retail Manager, The Museum of East Asian Art
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