The MPhil/PhD is an integrated programme and you are initially registered on the MPhil. Formal transfer to PhD occurs subject to approval by a thesis panel which is appointed to you at the start of your registration. Should you not transfer to PhD, you'll be expected to complete the MPhil within two years.
UCA Farnham has a thriving research culture with a large number of active researchers operating across the fields of art, design, crafts, media and communication.
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Length of study:
3 years full-time, 5 years part-time
In addition to UCA Farnham's three established research centres, it has a number of successful cross-disciplinary research clusters involved in areas such as Home Interaction, Manipulated Moving Image and the Photographic Book.
UCA Farnham holds regular staff and students research seminars and staff exhibit frequently. Important conferences, symposia, exhibitions and publication ventures originate from the research centres and clusters.
There is supervisory expertise both in written and practice-based research degrees and current students undertaking MPhil and PhD research in the fields of animation, new media, fine art and design history.
*We are currently reviewing the validation arrangements for our research degrees, further information will be available in 2017.
Normally you'll hold a recognised masters degree or equivalent relevant to the proposed programme of study, or a first or second class honours degree (or recognised equivalent relevant) with appropriate research or professional experience.
English Language requirements:
IELTS 7.0 overall, 7 for writing, and other elements not less than 6.5 (or equivalent qualification).
We operate a two-stage admissions process for research degrees. Initially, you are asked to submit the RD12 Research Proposal Form and return it to the Research Office email@example.com with a relevant bibliography and CV by the 31 March 2017.
The RD12 form includes guidance on how to prepare the research plan including the research title; research methodology and critical approaches; experience; and original contribution to knowledge and key themes, concepts and ideas.
If successful you'll move to the second stage of the admissions process which is an invitation to interview. Before the interview takes place the applicant will be asked to submit academic qualifications and references.
To apply, please contact the Research Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
The university usually offers a small number of fee scholarships for Home/EU students and these are awarded on a competitive basis.
There is no separate application process for the award of a fee scholarship as these are awarded on the merit of the research proposal and the experience of the applicant. For more information please see the bursary information for 2017/18.
Applicants wishing to be considered for a fee scholarship will need to submit their research proposal by the 31 March 2017.
The university also subscribes to the alternative guide to postgraduate funding. If you have an application in progress the Research Office can give you a PIN number so you can access the database. This guide provides sources for potential funding for PhD, Masters, and PGCE study. It's open to all postgraduates, regardless of subject or nationality.
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