Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of History of Art has an international reputation for teaching and research in medieval, Renaissance and modern art history. Our range of interests extends into new areas of study, such as the application of computers to art history, 19th' and 20th'century design history, museology, issues relating to gender and representation, and interdisciplinary topics, particularly relationships between art and film; and art and anthropology.

Course Modules

Current research areas include: Medieval architecture; Italian late medieval and Renaissance art and patronage; eighteenth' and nineteenth'century British art; the colonial encounter and cultural history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; museology; nationalism and ethnicity in contemporary visual culture; visual culture in South Africa; 19th' and 20th'century architecture and design in France and England; aspects of gender and visual culture; art and design in fin'de'si'cle Vienna; computer applications for art history; and digital media and critical theory.

Course Additional Entry

Good degree, usually including history of art. A 2000'word research proposal must be submitted with your application. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees