• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lincoln, United Kingdom
The School of Fine & Performing Arts is a centre of creativity with a purpose-built arts venue, studios and gallery. It is home to a vibrant artistic community where students and staff work alongside one another to explore new synergies between fine and performing arts.
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Overview

While studying for the Art PhD at University of Lincoln, you will be expected to undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. 

You have the opportunity to present your work at postgraduate seminars and attend conferences, and you will be encouraged to submit your work for publication in refereed journals. There is an international research community within the College of Arts which you can join and engage with.

How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic to a group of academics. You are also expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Career and Personal Development

An PhD may enhance and progress careers in the art and design sector and can open up opportunities at senior levels in the arts and the creative economy. Research degrees can be key to pursuing an academic career, and graduates may go on to research or teach in higher education institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      • MPhil: 1.5-3 years. 
      • PhD: 2-4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • MPhil: 2-4 years. 
      • PhD: 3-6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas currently include social design, contemporary fine art practice, live art, materials-led design and design research through practice.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree and a Master’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15800 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4332 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Part-time:

  • Home/EU: £2,16
  • International: £7,900

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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