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Children's Book Illustration PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Illustration Artwork: Publications

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

PhD programme encourages individual, practice led research projects that explore aspects of the art of children’s book illustration from the perspective of high-level practice. We look for research proposals that are informed by personal practice and demonstrate an ambition to examine an area or aspect of children’s book illustration through a combination of creative and theoretical enquiry. Using your personal creative practice as a research tool, you’ll produce distinctive contributions to the growing knowledge pool in this area.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship. You’ll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities.

Careers

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training and encourage you to get involved with external activities like exhibiting, curating, conference organisation and presenting papers. There may be opportunities to take part in collaborative projects with our Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and our annual trips to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Many research students in this discipline are seeking to combine high-level professional creative practice with academic careers. You can also request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Different course options

Full time | Cambridge Campus | 4 years | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

21-SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

PhD: Students need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD with progression from MPhil: Students need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.