History of Art
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Prospective Research Students
The UCL History of Art Department is
top-rated for research; our staff are active
researchers in a range of specialist fields
and there is a thriving graduate community.
Graduate students participate in our weekly
graduate seminar, and research students
also write, edit and produce the journal
Object. We also offer opportunities for
research students to work as Teaching
Assistants in the department.
and extensive contact with other Art History
departments in the University of London
facilitates joint skills training as well as
interchanges and communication in shared
seminars and public events.
Our proximity to and cordial relations with
national museums and galleries, such as
the British Museum, afford access to
innumerable artefacts and artworks.
UCL's own Art Collections hold many rare
and important works.
for the MPhil are normally required to have obtained an MA degree
in the History of Art, or an equivalent overseas qualification.
Candidates for the PhD register initially for an MPhil which
be upgraded to a PhD at the end of the first year on the successful
presentation of a paper to the Graduate Teaching Committee -
paper is normally presented at the Graduate Seminar.
Candidates interested in applying for an MPhil or PhD must present a proposal for the topic they are intending to pursue under the supervision of an individual member of staff.
For further information on application procedures, please contact the Research Tutor.
Please see the links below for the funding available for History of Art Research Students
A full list of the Scholarships and funding available can be found on the main UCL site here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/
and on the Graduate School website here: http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/funds/
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Departmental funding 2015-16
- Department Research Studentship (UK/EU students only)
- Critical Histories of Art Studentship (UK/EU students only)
- Departmental Half-Fees Bursary (Overseas students only)
Please complete and return the application form by 30 January 2015
|Where do I find general information on graduate study at UCL?||
UCL Graduate School Website
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 here). 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 focused and manageable.
At that point, you can then proceed with a formal application to UCL, 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?||
There is no strict deadline for admission into the MPhil/PhD programme, though applicants are advised to contact
potential supervisors not too far into the academic year before they
wish to begin graduate study.
Is there a different deadline to apply for AHRC funding?
||Yes. Applicants seeking AHRC funding need to submit their applications at the very latest in the first week of January. Students need to indicate on the application form that they wish to be considered for the AHRC award.|
|Can I study part-time?||
|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).|