Prospective Students

Prospective Students

The University of Aberdeen offers a range of postgraduate degrees in Art History and Visual Culture: from taught MLitt programmes, to research degrees such as an MLitt by Research and a PhD.

Members of the Centre are currently teaching on two MLitt programmes:

The MLitt in Film, Visual Culture and Arts Management offers advanced training in the critical understanding and application of methods and approaches to visual culture. The course invites students to engage with a wide range of material (including film, photography, digital media, sound, performance, participatory and socially engaged art) and introduces students to the key ideas and debates which have shaped understanding of visual culture during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The MLitt in Christianity and the Visual Arts combines the study of art and faith in the Christian world from medieval to modern times. Explore faith and the interpretation of Christian artworks in and beyond the western European context, with access to world-class ecclesiastical, artistic and cultural resources at the University.

The PhD is a three-year postgraduate research degree. We offer a PhD in Art History and Film and Visual Culture. Applicants must provide a detailed research proposal and two academic references from their most recent academic institution. We invite potential candidates to explore the research interests of affiliated GWW staff members. We offer the option of co-supervision with a broad range of neighbouring disciplines. Researchers may also wish to draw upon the library‚Äôs special collections.

For general University and specific Departmental information on postgraduate degrees, including the PhD see: or contact a relevant member of staff.