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Cultural Heritage, MA by Research/PhD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #87 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom| Online
The Cultural Heritage from University of Birmingham require you to prepare a thesis on a topic of your choice of up to 40,000 words for the MA by Research or 80,000 words for the PhD, under expert supervision. 
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Overview

Researchers are normally supervised by teams of two academic staff of the Institute but we are able to call upon a wide-range of University staff expertise and external advisors in order to provide the best possible support. In addition, a full programme of research training is provided through our College Graduate School.

PhD Study as a Visiting Scholar - Researchers undertaking PhDs from universities elsewhere in the world are able to spend short periods of time at the IIICH through our Visiting Scholar’s Programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Research starting in September is encouraged, but flexible start dates can be negotiated.

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      PhD – 3 years full-time; MA by Research – 1 year full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      PhD – 6 years part-time; MA by Research – 2 years part-time

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Why study this course

  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Excellent facilities
  • International partners
  • Global networks

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4380 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU: £2,190 part-time
  • International: £8,940 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 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

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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