Art PhD - 2020 Entry
Full time 36 Month(s)
Your PhD at Lancaster could focus on one of a wide range of topics within Fine Art or on a subject that crosses different disciplines. As a PhD student you will normally be supervised by a team of two supervisors who will ensure that you receive focused critical feedback and encouragement throughout the programme. In some cases the second supervisor will be based in a different discipline within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), or a different department within the university in order to ensure that you have the most appropriate supervisory team for your chosen project.
We have supervised PhD projects on an exciting variety of topics within painting, drawing, sculpture, new media, art/science, and socially engaged practice. These have previously included: sculpture and new materialism; relationships between drawing, graphic practices and biomedical imaging; health and therapeutic landscapes; ontological experiments in material activism; Deleuze's transcendental realism in painting; creative communities in online spaces; identity and contemporary Iranian art; transferences and translations between visual languages of indigenous Latin American textiles and geometric abstract painting, improving scientific literacy, agency and resilience with participatory art practice; and new visual languages of landscape.
You can take your Fine Art PhD at Lancaster either in the form of a written thesis, or as a project that combines the written thesis with creative practical work. Many of our academic staff are engaged with practice-based research in the fields of art, film, theatre and design, and we have a dedicated team of technicians to support you as well as workshops, editing suites and technical resources for our students.
As a PhD student based in LICA and part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), you will be part of a multidisciplinary community of research students, able to participate in seminars, reading groups, conferences, and research training courses. We also offer opportunities to study for a certificate in higher education teaching.
We encourage you to contact the LICA postgraduate coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the Fine Art staff team to discuss your ideas for PhD research.
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The Home/EU tuition fees are set in line with the standard fee stipend provided to students funded by the UK Research Councils. The fee stipend for 2020/21 will be announced in Spring 2020.
As a guide, the Home/EU fees for entry in 2019 were:
Full-time - £4,327
Part-time - £2,164
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If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
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What support is available towards tuition fees?
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