Postgraduate research in Art History and Visual Culture
We are an internationally recognised centre for research and we have a strong culture of excellence in learning and teaching provision.
PhD study in Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter provides the opportunity for you to study an exciting interdisciplinary initiative which incorporates a number of established subject areas, including art history and cultural studies. It will particularly appeal to you if you have a background or interest in the history of art, cinema, cultural history, philosophy, sociology, visual culture, and if you are keen to understand the importance of images and artefacts in our lives.
Our research in the area of Art History and Visual Culture is interdisciplinary in scope, reaching across and beyond the Humanities disciplines.
Art History and Visual Culture staff publish on the history of art, curate exhibitions, work with a variety of arts institutions and lead major externally funded research projects on curatorial engagements with performance archives; the history of French art institutions; the history of Spanish cinema; Victorian medievalism; histories of sacred spaces; and the culture of the suburbs.
Visit our staff pages for details on individual staff research interests and publications.
Supervisors - all students have a primary and a secondary supervisor who provide regular, high quality advice, support and direction in their academic endeavours. You will work closely with your supervisors over three to four years (full time PhD) or six to seven (part-time PhD) to develop, investigate and write-up a project at the cutting edge of theological research.
Visit our staff profiles for more information about individual research interests or use the search box on the right of this page to find a supervisor.
Mentor - each student will also be assigned a mentor who will take on a pastoral role and mediate on any problems that arise during the period of study. Your mentor will keep in regular contact and will provide background stability and support.
Graduate School Office - the College of Humanities has a dedicated Graduate School Office that supports our postgraduate research students during their study with us. The Office promotes intellectual and social contact between research students in all our disciplines to foster a vibrant research community within the College.
Funding opportunities available to students on our research degree programmes in Art History and Visual Culture:*
|Wellcome Trust Health and Wellbeing Studentships - PhD (Funded)||Year 1: £19,919; Year 2: £21,542; Year 3: £23,298||Wed 31st Jan 2018||Year 1: £19,919; Year 2: £21,542; Year 3: £23,298 (2017/2018 rates)|
|COLFUTURO Scholarships Loan Programme||£20,000||Wed 28th Feb 2018||COLFUTURO offers scholarship-loans to provide financial support to Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study Masters or Doctoral programs abroad.|
|Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme||up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching||Sat 31st Mar 2018||Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.|
|Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships - PhD (Funded)||Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,553 annual stipend||Mon 16th Apr 2018||The University is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,553 pa) for up to 3 years|
|The Bob and Sandy Jessett PhD Studentship||For eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 for up to three years||Mon 16th Apr 2018||For eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 (current research council rate) for up to three years (36 months).|
|Becas Chile (Conicyt)||Fully funded||Thu 10th May 2018||Scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.|
|Sanctuary Scholarship||Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant||Tue 15th May 2018||The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.|
|University of Exeter Progression Scholarship||£1000||There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.||A £1000 tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter students who progress directly from an undergraduate degree to a postgraduate degree in September 2018.|
|University of Exeter Progression to Postgraduate Research Programmes||£750 to £1,000||There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.||A tuition fee discount is available to University of Exeter students progressing directly from an undergraduate degree to a limited number of MbyRes, MPhil and PhD programmes in September 2018. This award is available for selected programmes only, please see the main advertisement for details.|
|Global Education Program Scholarship||Fully funded||Deadline passed
(Sun 5th Nov 2017)
|The Global Education Program (GEP) scholarship is provided by the Russian Government and covers Masters and PhD studies in science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere.|
|BECAR (Argentina)||Fully funded||Deadline passed
(Thu 11th Jan 2018)
|Postgraduate scholarships offered jointly by Bec.Ar/Universities UK, available for students of Argentinean nationality with a first degree of minimum 4 years. Priority areas are Science, Technology and Innovation. The recipient will be expected to return to Argentina on completion of their studies.|
|South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership AHRC PhD Studentships||£14,553 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible students||Deadline passed
(Thu 11th Jan 2018)
|£14,553 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible student|
We are committed to ensuring you receive high quality research supervision to maximise your potential and prepare you for a rewarding career.
Postgraduate students have access to the wide range of support offered by our Career Zone. In addition, postgraduate research students can access our Postgraduate Researchers' Programme, which covers a range of topics to help you to succeed during your research degree and to act as a springboard for your research career.