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Art History and Visual Culture PhD

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough sits within the Humanities subject area in the world-leading School of Social Science and Humanities.

We have an impressive reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of European art and design from the eighteenth century to the present; global contemporary art, visual culture, and politics; Feminist art history and gender studies; and art markets, collecting, and critical heritage.

You will have full access to a range of outstanding learning and teaching facilities, including dedicated social and informal study areas, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and a variety of offices and teaching rooms for seminars and small group activities. Innovative teaching and research the School provides a number of exciting ways to enhance your skills and develop your employability by incorporating the latest research developments into the curriculum, and providing teaching from leading experts in their specialist subject areas. You will be supported by expert staff with a diverse range of research interests and experience.

All of our academic staff are active researchers, working within and across disciplinary boundaries. The School is home to 130 postgraduates working closely with 100 specialist supervisors who are located in one of five main study areas:

Communication and Media
Geography and Environment
Humanities
Politics and International Studies
Social and Policy Studies.

Research areas

Arts and Heritage
Arts in the Public Sphere
Art History and Visual Culture
Cultural Currents 1870-1930
Digital Humanities
Early-Modern Culture

Your personal and professional development

Support from your supervisor

You will be assigned supervisors with expertise in the selected research area, as well as opportunities to consult other departmental academic staff if appropriate.

Skills and experience

A PhD programme will give you the opportunity to develop new and highly sought after skills which can set you up for a range of careers. It’s a chance to make a novel contribution to knowledge, to become a world expert in a particular field, and it can open a range of doors with different employers. You'll also enhance your interpersonal skills, such as networking and relationship building, which will be invaluable in your future career.

In addition to the University’s extensive training provision, we also provide departmental seminars and training courses to support your research, and students can develop their skills further by supporting undergraduate teaching through employment in teaching laboratories, computer classes or drop-in sessions.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports making it easier to explore more of Europe.
The university is home to over 21,500 students and staff from more than 130 different countries.
Loughborough University has been in the Complete University Guide’s top 10 for five years in a row.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 97 3

    10th out of 102 1

    3rd out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    152 75%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    2nd

    28
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    136 69%

    29th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    3rd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    176 78%

    8th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    27

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