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Doctorate Arts degrees

43 universities in the UK offer 69 postgraduate doctorate art degrees.

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History of Art and Archaeology PhD

History of Art and Archaeology PhD

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete...Read more
(4.1)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4155 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2078 per year (UK/EU)

Art and Design PhD

Art and Design PhD

The Liverpool School of Art and Design conducts internationally important research which informs student learning. Liverpool School of Art and Design is organised around strong disciplinary cultures,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 48 months Full time degree
  • 84 months Part time degree
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  • Postgraduate Employability Skills
  • How to be an Effective Researcher
  • Poster Presentation/Design
  • Surviving the Viva
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History of Art PhD

History of Art PhD

The MPhil and PhD degrees are both major pieces of independent research, preparing you for a future in academic scholarship. These degrees are obtained by research and presentation of a thesis of up to...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2098 per year (UK/EU)

Film and Visual Studies PhD

Film and Visual Studies PhD

This course offers research programmes in both critical and creative practice. These are designed for students who wish to conduct research into historical or broader theoretical issues in film and audiovisual...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)

Arts and Humanities PhD

Arts and Humanities PhD

This programme supports original research projects across different disciplines, media, or practice-based research, encouraging new ways of thinking on how to historicise, bridge and transcend disciplines. ...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Arts, English and Drama PhD

Arts, English and Drama PhD

This course gives a unique range of research opportunities encompass art, design, history, theory, theatre, performance, post-medieval literature, publishing, linguistics studies, and creative writing,...Read more
(4.6)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Fine Art Professional Doctorate

Fine Art Professional Doctorate

This Professional Doctorate in Fine Art (DFA) course is the longest-running, most developed of its kind, with a group culture and centralised structure that makes it unique. Its designed for artists from...Read more
(4.2)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4680 per year (UK/EU)
  • 3 years Part time degree: £4680 per year (UK/EU)

Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies PhD

Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies PhD

This course offer a unique combination of programmes centred on the encounter between historical, cultural and theoretical analysis, museum and heritage studies and fine art practice. ...Read more
(4.2)
  • 3 years Full time degree

Art PhD

Art PhD

The University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level across a wide range of art and design disciplines. Research students can benefit from a range of training opportunities to develop...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4600 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2300 per year (UK/EU)

Music DMA

Music DMA

The research areas for Music are: Musicology (including critical and popular musicology, jazz studies); Composition (including electro-acoustic composition); Performance (including conducting and arranging);...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4121 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2065 per year (UK/EU)

Fine Art PhD

Fine Art PhD

Focusing on fine art research, we aim to help fulfil students’ aspirations as practising artists and writers. We place emphasis on interdisciplinary connections, and students network regularly with doctoral...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Art and Design PhD

Art and Design PhD

Art and Design research is dynamic and imaginative. The degree has an outward looking research culture, with a strong focus on art and design practice as a significant contributor to cultural enrichment,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 8 years Part time degree

Art Professional Doctorate

Art Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate is a research degree programme, designed around the concept of change agency, and is intended for professionals who wish to make a step-change in the way their organization operates. ...Read more
(4.6)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £3000 per year (UK/EU)

History of Art PhD

History of Art PhD

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. The PhD – the most advanced...Read more
(3.9)
  • variable - to suit the learner Distance without attendance degree
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4180 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2090 per year (UK/EU)

Creative Arts (Performing Arts), Doctorate

Creative Arts (Performing Arts), Doctorate

This course is an exciting and innovative response to the needs of creative writers/artists who wish to push forward, expand and refine their practices. It provides a space within which practising writers/artists...Read more
(4.4)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £19992 full course fees (UK/EU)

Fine Art PhD

Fine Art PhD

This course includes the following topics: contemporary theory and criticism; public art; art and the environment; contemporary landscape; digital arts; painting and technology; sculptural practices and installation. ...Read more
(3.8)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4540 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2270 per year (UK/EU)

Cinematic Arts PhD

Cinematic Arts PhD

This course is a new and vibrant area of research that combines theory and practice of moving image arts in the new digital media age. Applicants can propose practice-based research topics, cinema studies...Read more
(3.3)
  • variable - to suit the learner Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £1490 per year (UK/EU)

Art PhD

Art PhD

In the School of Art we provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community. Our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment,...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2098 per year (UK/EU)

History of Art PhD

History of Art PhD

The Department of History of Art has an international reputation for teaching and research in medieval, Renaissance and modern art history. Our range of interests extends into new areas of study, such...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Performing Arts PhD

Performing Arts PhD

While studying for an PhD, you are expected to undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You will have access to a range of training opportunities...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4600 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £2300 per year (UK/EU)
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