Research areas:The department provides the base for the following reading and research groups:
- Anthropological Issues in Education and Learning (AIEL)
- Aural Culture
- Biosocialities, Health and Citizenship
- Cosmology, Religion, Ontology and Culture (CROC)
- Culture and Human Wellbeing
- A Deleuzional Reading Group
- Human Ecology Research Group (HERG)
- Human Evolutionary Ecology Group (HEEG) London Latin America Seminar
- Palaeoanthropology and Comparative Anatomy (PACA)
- Performance, Theatre and Ethnography of the Imagination
- Primate Sexualities: Beyond the Binary
- Reproduction Research Group
- Sustainability, Environment and the Culture of Materials (SEM)
- The Science of the Concrete: Sustainability and other Designs
- Visual Culture.
A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English level expected: Good
ApplicationResearch degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.
- UK/EU Full-time: £4,500
- UK/EU Part-time: £2,250
- Overseas Full-time: £16,200
- Overseas Part-time: £8,250
Three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available for PhD students starting in 2014 in the areas of literature, language and history.
UK/EU applicants for MPhil/PhD study and the Material and Visual Culture MA may be eligible to apply for AHRC awards. UK/EU applicants for MPhil/PhD study, the Anthropology, Environment and Development MSc and the Anthropology MRes may be eligible to apply for ESRC awards. Applications may also be made for departmental bursaries.
Scholarships available for this department
The intention is that Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field. Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded solely on academic merit. Ideally the successful students would aspire to an academic career.
The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will fund up to 80 research studentships per year in three universities including UCL. You should be in the process of applying for doctoral research at your chosen institution and have established your supervisor before applying to LAHP for funding.
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Many of our MPhil/PhD graduates have taken up lectureships in universities in the UK and abroad, or continue their research interests through fellowships and other research posts. Several now occupy important roles in government departments, in aid and development work, in public policy, and in publishing and in the media.
"I was able to develop my research interests into a more focussed package, which then helped me enormously when drafting my PhD research proposals."
PhD Candidate, UCL School of Public Policy, 2011
Subject: Political Science, Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences
"The UCL History of Art Department appealed to me because of its long-standing commitment to critical theory, a willingness to embrace interdisciplinary approaches and a research culture in which period isn’t the chief organising factor."
Dr Robert Mills
Reader in Medieval Art
Subject: History of Art, Faculty: Social and Historical Sciences
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