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History and Philosophy of Art - PhD

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Canterbury Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22, 09-MAY-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

We offer a supportive, inclusive and innovative learning environment within the multi-disciplinary School of Arts. Applications are especially welcome in the areas of curation, Renaissance and Baroque art, contemporary practice (including global art), philosophy of art and aesthetics, curation and photograpy.

A PhD in History & Philosophy of Art will enable you to conduct original research under the guidance of your team of your supervisors. We welcome enquiries on any topic, but particularly those listed above, and will provide you with excellent research resources to enable you to complete your research, which will culminate in a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

You will have a minimum of two supervisors who will support and guide you through your academic and professional development throughout your studies. You will meet regularly with your supervisor(s) who will not only supervise your research project but will help you to identify parts of your research and development where you may require further training or support. A series of reviews will take place throughout your studies in order to ensure that your research project stays on track and that you have all the necessary support and resources required to successfully complete it.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.

Careers

The arts and heritage industries are among the UK’s most dynamic and innovative employment sectors. Arts postgraduates have gone on to work in a range of professions, including museums, auction houses, private and public galleries, press organisations, UNESCO, teaching (primary, secondary, tertiary and university sectors); archival and restoration practice, journalism, marketing and event management, curation, gallery assistant, promotion and management positions, including entrepreneurial start-ups. Employers value the aptitudes and organisational skills which visual arts graduates are able to demonstrate.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 86 5

    25th out of 93 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 58%

    45th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    82nd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    125 60%

    39th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    44th

    6

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