The students enrolled in the Art programme offered by The University of Edinburgh benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment, which attracts postgraduate students and researchers across the fields of art, design, music, architecture, landscape architecture and history of art.
Research in this environment is further informed by collaborative exchanges with other areas in the University’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, as well as the wider University (such as the School of Informatics in the College of Science & Engineering).
Training and support
All of our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary approach and all are assigned two research supervisors. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within ECA, or from somewhere else within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or elsewhere within the University, according to the expertise required. On occasion more than two supervisors will be assigned, particularly where the degree brings together multiple disciplines.
Our current areas of expertise include:
- Critical and experimental writing
- Art education
- Artist-run initiatives and DIY culture
- Art and anthropology
- Contemporary art theory and practice
- Cultural landscapes
- Expanded painting
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.
DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Art History View 57 other PhDs in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
PhD PT fees
- International - £10,575
- Home - £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- Edinburgh College of Art scholarships
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