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MPhil/PhD Programmes

The School of Advanced Study is the UK's national research hub in the humanities and offers a world-class research environment to our postgraduate students.

The leading academics at the Warburg institute offer doctoral supervision in the following broad areas:

  • Arabic and Islamic influences in Europe
  • Humanism and history of scholarship
  • Medieval to early modern art, history, philosophy and science
PhD study in Art History
Studying at the Warburg Institute means having access to scholars and fellows of the highest calibre, as well as some of the world’s finest libraries.

Students at the Warburg Institute have the advantage of access to the Warburg Library, one of the world's finest, as well as the Photographic Collection and Warburg Institute Archive. Lectures are friendly and intimate, and there is a constant flow of academics of international standing through our doors, as well as regular scholarly conferences, seminars and events which attract the larger academic community.

The School of Advanced Study runs an extensive research training programme, open to all postgraduate students, as well as an active public engagement calendar. The School is part of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), through which we are able to offer a number of studentships in humanities disciplines. Our institutes also offer a range of bursaries and studentships for applicants on our programmes.

How to apply

Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application. Once you have contacted the School, you will be put in touch with a potential supervisor. 

Visit the School of Advanced Study website to find out more about potential supervisors and subject areas, as well as details about available funding opportunities