Ph.D. On Campus

Creative Curating

Goldsmiths, University of London

36 months
20360 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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We consider all elements of the MPhil/PhD to be sites of rigorous experimentation and encourage you to develop your research through processes of making, thinking, collaborating, investigating, experimenting, analysing and speculating. The Creative Curating programme is offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London.



We understand that the shape and trajectory of your research may change as you make connections and develop your practice throughout the course of your research. We will work with you to develop the most appropriate – and generative – means of pursuing, documenting and disseminating your findings, as best befits your project. The Creative Curating programme is offered by the Goldsmiths, University of London.

It is important to note that the MPhil/PhD is not an extension of the MFA. The MFA is geared specifically to the development of your art practice, and is academically recognised as the terminal professional degree for fine artists. 

Distinct from this, the MPhil/PhD in Art is a 3-4 year (full-time) or 6-8 year (part-time) research project, the pursuit of which may involve your already-established practice, or may require the development new modes of practice specific to the project.

The PhD is also distinct from ongoing studio practice or a residency. A PhD asks you to place your work in relation to that of other practitioners in a contemporary and/or historical context, be they artists or other cultural workers, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, or others. In this respect, the model of the PhD encourages you to follow your curiosity for – and make connections with and between – the thought, work and action of others.

Programme Structure

  • Programme Activities (Induction Week)

A series of events and activities for all incoming MPhil/PhD Researchers in the College is organised by the Graduate School as part of Induction Week. 

  • Public Presentations

The Public Presentations provide an opportunity for researchers due to upgrade or submit their final examination the following year to make a presentation of their work. 

  • Programme Activities (Intensives)

All skills training, research activities, monitoring exercises and public-facing events fall into three intensive clusters, one in each term, including:

  • Term 1 - Flashpoint 1
  • Term 2 - Flashpoint 2
  • Term 3 - Annual Review Panels / Public Event

The three intensives compulsory for all MPhil/PhD Researchers.

Your attendance and participation in the intensives includes acting as the main organiser for many of the events.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • Contact details of a second referee
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript 
  • Details of your research proposal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20360 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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