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Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Postgraduate Study

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture aspires to train new generations of scholars through innovative postgraduate programmes. We can offer excellent PhD supervision in a wide range of research areas from Classics to Contemporary Visual Culture, supported by our world-class research collections and an expanding set of working partnerships with organisations involved in the production and use of visual culture. If you are interested in undertaking doctoral study in any aspect of visual arts and culture at Durham, then we would be very keen to hear from you.

There are a number of competitive sources of funding available for to support doctoral study at Durham.

Leverhulme Trust-funded PhD Scholarships in Visual Culture

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture has been awarded £1million from The Leverhulme Trust to fund interdisciplinary training in visual culture.

The Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture has recruited six new PhD students to start in September 2015, with seven additional students being recruited to start in 2016 and six additional students in 2017. Five Studentships each year will be funded by the Trust, with the others supported by matched funding from Durham University.