AHRC MA & PhD Studentships
considered for the AHRC award to be held in the Department, students apply
directly to UCL.
Applicants need to have received letters of acceptance by 1 February 2012.
Because of this early deadline, we suggest that students:
- submit their applications at the latest in the first week of January, and that they do so by hard copy, and not electronically
- send a copy of the application form and proposal to the Research Tutor in the Department in addition to the full application to UCL Admissions. Students need only indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for the AHRC award.
Please note that an informal enquiry with a prospective supervisor or the Research Tutor is usual before submission of the application.
|Where do I find general information on graduate study at UCL?||
The first place
to go is the UCL Graduate School Website.
You will also find detailed information on application procedures and requirements.
|Where do I find an application form?||
See detailed information link above.
|How do I apply?||
Before making a formal application, prospective
research students usually identify an appropriate supervisor (you can
find information about their research interests on this website). You
can then contact him or her directly, outlining your research
Alternatively, you can send a statement of interest to the Research Tutor who can
suggest or approach potential supervisors and liaise with them. Once you have found a staff member able and willing to take on supervision of the project, you would work with him or her to refine the proposal so that it is focussed and manageable.
At that point, you can proceed with a formal application, which can then be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
Proposals for research study are usually between 1000-1500 words in length, though there
are no firm rules and applicants should not feel constrained by these guidelines.
Proposals should contain a clear statement of research questions, research context,
methodology, and, if appropriate, research base. A select bibliography is also useful.
|What is the application deadline?||
For admission into the MPhil/PhD programme,
there is no strict deadline, though applicants are advised to contact
potential supervisors not too far into the academic year before they
wish to begin graduate study.
Applications can be accepted into May (to commence study in the following September).
Applicants seeking AHRC funding, however, need to have received letters of acceptance by 1 February 2012.
Because of this early deadline, we suggest that students 1) submit their applications at the latest in the first
week of January, and that they do so by hard copy, and not electronically; and 2) that they send a copy of the application form and proposal to the Research Tutor in the Department in addition to the full application to UCL Admissions. Students need only indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for the AHRC award.
|Can I study part-time?||Yes.|
|Do I need to begin in September, at the start of the academic session?||No: students can also begin in January (and under exceptional circumstances, April or July).|
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards for the Department of History of Art
Collaborative Awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEI) departments and non-academic organisations and businesses.
research studentships provide opportunities for doctoral students to
gain first hand experience of work outside an academic environment.
The support provided by both an academic and non-academic supervisor
enhances the employment-related skills and training a research student
gains during the course of their award.
- September 2011: 'Performance, Action, Event'. This project will examine the role of performance, actions and events in the context of the contemporary art museum. Its main aim is to consider the art historical and curatorial issues arising at the interface between performance-based practices and the contemporary art institution, with a special emphasis on case studies drawn from the recent history of Tate Modern. Run by Professor Briony Fer in collaboration with Tate.
- September 2010: 'Re-framing the Italian Renaissance at the National Gallery'
- September 2009: 'Preserving Skin: The Collection and Preparation of Tattoos in Late 19th-century France' run by Dr Mechthild Fend in collaboration with Dr Lisa O'Sullivan of the Science Museum.
- September 2009: 'Drawing Strategies in the 1960s and 1970s' run by Professor Briony Fer in collaboration with Tate.
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