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University of Manchester

Art History and Visual Studies

Academic staff: 17  
Research postgraduates: 29 

The postgraduate research programmes in Art History and Visual Studies draw on the expertise of academic staff covering art history from the ancient world to the present day, with a wide range of geographical specialisms.

As a postgraduate student here you are fully integrated into a vibrant and stimulating research culture.

You benefit from excellent collections within the University, including:

  • A slide library of 350,000 slides
  • The outstanding holdings of the Whitworth Art Gallery: fine and applied art from the eighteenth century onwards
  • The renowned collection of medieval illuminated books in the Rylands Library, Deansgate
  • The Egyptian and Classical antiquities of the Manchester Museum
  • Major gallery and museum collections within the city and region


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