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History of Art PhD, Mphil

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 2 years | 13-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

13-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Art History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MSc by Research programme is for students with a good general knowledge of the subject area, who wish to focus their interests and deepen their knowledge of a specific topic.

Assessment and progression

To complete the programme you would normally submit two, 5,000-word, independent research essays, on topics chosen in consultation with your supervisor.

MPhil and PhD degrees

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 60,000 words (MPhil) or 80,000–100,000 words (PhD). The first year of a PhD is probationary, meaning that you must pass a first year review before you are permitted to continue to the second year of the PhD. At your review, you will be required to discuss with a review board a presentation comprising an overview of your thesis and proposed chapter plan, with a bibliography, and a draft chapter of at least 10,000 words.

Training and support

All of our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary approach and all are assigned two research supervisors. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within ECA, or from somewhere else within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or elsewhere within the University, according to the expertise required. On occasion more than two supervisors will be assigned, particularly where the degree brings together multiple disciplines.

Throughout your degree, you will be required to take a number of workshops and training courses in research and/or language skills, unless the principal supervisor is satisfied that this is unnecessary.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

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