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Research overviewResearch areasArt History & Visual Culture is an exciting interdisciplinary initiative focusing on the importance of images and artefacts in our lives. The MPhil/PhD programme draws on our established, internationally recognised research activity in Art History and Visual Culture.Research projectsCurrent and recent projects our academic staff have been working on are:A New History of Spanish CinemaMiddlebrow CinemaRock/Body: Performative Interfaces between the Geologic and the
Art History & Visual Culture is an exciting interdisciplinary initiative focusing on the importance of images and artefacts in our lives. The MPhil/PhD programme draws on our established, internationally recognised research activity in Art History and Visual Culture.
Current and recent projects our academic staff have been working on are:
A New History of Spanish Cinema
Rock/Body: Performative Interfaces between the Geologic and the Body
Postgraduate research in Art History and Visual Culture
You will have the opportunity to study a topic which incorporates a number of established subject areas, including art history and cultural studies.
Supported by colleagues from across the Humanities disciplines with research interests in Visual Culture, we offer PhD supervision on a range of topics:
from the old masters to contemporary practitioners
from the traditional arts to new media and technologies
and from elite production to popular culture.
You will also be able to conduct cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with other relevant fields of study.
This programme will particularly appeal to you if you have a background or interest in
the history of art
Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in a related subject, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.
The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality.
Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main campuses located across the South West. St Luke’s Campus and Streatham Campus are both based in Exeter, while Penryn Campus is located in Cornwall. All three campuses offer a unique location with beautiful beaches and countryside on their doorstep.
Where you'll study