For the PhD, the Department of History of Art and Architecture has expertise and welcomes candidates in most areas including Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary art and architecture, as well as topics involving critical theory and gender.
If you do already hold an MPhil or MA degree in History of Art or a related discipline, you will need to consult our list of academic staff and their research interests on the Departmental website http://www.hoart.cam.ac.uk/people. If an academic member of staff has similar research interests to your own, it is a good idea to email them directly with a short research proposal of about 300 words, an example of your writing and a CV to determine whether they are potentially available to work with you before you make a formal application.
It is only when a member of the academic staff has indicated that they are happy to work with you in principle, that you should make a formal application to the University. You may be invited to attend an interview. Please note that an offer of admission to the University is subject to final approval by the University's Graduate Admissions Office. Do not assume you will be made an offer on the grounds that your prospective supervisor has suggested you make a formal application – this just represents the first stage of admission administration.
See the Graduate Admissions website for information on how to make a formal application (hyperlink to: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/studying/qualifdir/courses/arar/)
If you wish to be considered by one of the funding schemes managed by the University including, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Gates Cambridge and Cambridge Trusts you will need to mark the appropriate box on the Graduate Application Form (GAF). You will also need to make sure that you submit your application before the advertised deadlines (see opposite)
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