3 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.


Scroll through the options below and find the PhD Art History program that will help you reach your goals!

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International Business School – Budapest
Budapest, Hungary + 1 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 September 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be inte ... Read more

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
31 May 2020
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
30 June 2020
English
Campus