Your Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 program. 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 Ph.D. 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 you are Fine Art Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor's degree at least 3 years in length with at least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)*.
Indian Standard XII English at 80% or above
English language requirements:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 58 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 87, with a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking and 22 in writing
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A