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4 PhD Programs in Art History

A PhD Art History program may examine a wide range of fields, such as contemporary art, ancient Near Eastern art, and critical theory. Candidates pursuing a PhD Art History degree  may study the broad range of art from around the world and different time periods, such as Native American art, 20th century European art, the arts of China, Japan, Baroque, Greek, and sub-Saharan Africa. Requireme… Read more

A PhD Art History program may examine a wide range of fields, such as contemporary art, ancient Near Eastern art, and critical theory. Candidates pursuing a PhD Art History degree  may study the broad range of art from around the world and different time periods, such as Native American art, 20th century European art, the arts of China, Japan, Baroque, Greek, and sub-Saharan Africa.


Requirements will differ depending on the university program, however most PhD Art History degrees are usually comprised of coursework, examinations, seminars, teaching, and research. Some may also require knowledge of a second language. Candidates often have the opportunity to conduct research internationally. Research will result in a dissertation or thesis, which candidates usually must defend in front of a panel of experts in the field.  Graduates holding PhD Art History degrees often go on to careers in academic institutions, museums and galleries around the world.


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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

A candidate is required to produce a scholarly thesis, normally between 70 000 and 80 000 words, that contributes new knowledge and understanding to an aspect of the visual ar ... +

A candidate is required to produce a scholarly thesis, normally between 70 000 and 80 000 words, that contributes new knowledge and understanding to an aspect of the visual arts or an aspect of visual culture in a wider sense. The topic of study is identified by the candidate himself or herself, in consultation with an appointed supervisor, and is developed into a proposal that must be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
30 Oct 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has ... +

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London , United Kingdom +1 More

The history of art studies the origin of art from the first rock paintings to the experimental art of today. A PhD thesis in this partkicvolare versantem should cover the them ... +

The history of art studies the origin of art from the first rock paintings to the experimental art of today. A PhD thesis in this partkicvolare versantem should cover the themes of Western tradition and the cultures of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
International Business School – Budapest
Budapest , Hungary

We offer the DPhil Art History programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original c ... +

We offer the DPhil Art History programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 

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