Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies PhD

University of Leeds

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    2 (East & South Asian Studies)
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    / 4.00
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    / 1.00
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    Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is an internationally recognised leader in research and research-led teaching in the History of Art, Museum Studies, Cultural Studies and Fine Art. We offer a unique combination of programmes centred on the encounter between historical, cultural and theoretical analysis, museum and heritage studies and fine art practice. The research focus of the School allows us to offer expertise in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, including both Western and non-Western art history, critical analysis and theoretical Cultural Studies, as well as fine art practice in all media. The unique configuration of fine art, museum studies, histories of art and cultural studies mark all levels of teaching and research in the school, fostering the singular development of each discipline in the constant trans-disciplinary stimulation from and conversation with practice, theory and history.

This degree will allow you to explore your areas of interest at the most advanced level and help you to become a specialist in your chosen field. As well as providing you with a range of transferable skills and high quality training, undertaking a PhD will help you prepare for a range of careers in research, academia and beyond. A PhD involves researching and writing a thesis of up to 100,000 words on a topic of your own choice.

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The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. Its strong academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines provides a wealth of opportunities, and has a real cultural, economic and societal impact on the world. The university strives for academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by its values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.


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