Research Policy & Strategy
There is no official research strategy and no definition of research awards. 3rdcycle students can pursue a programme of study which is 51% theory / 49 % practice, or wholly devoted to theory.
Key research themes
Dr.Phil. in Artibus (for 3rdCycle study involving practice)
Degrees are validated by the institution itself.
Thesis (130 – 250 pages)
Together with supervisors, 1 external examiner is involved in assessment.
Forms of Output
Flexible – up to 7 years attached to the School.
There are no annual reviews, common courses or fixed training methods; students work on research individually. Research methodologies and ethics do not form part of 3rd cycle training.
Undergraduate & Masters Research
Everybody can do research at anytime.
Quality Assurance & Enhancement
Students work with a main supervisor in theory, and a second supervisor in practice.
Other staff may provide comment on an individual basis.
There is no recruitment policy.
Approx. 25% of teaching staff have 3rdcycle awards.
There are approx. 6 research professors. Staff do not receive particular support for research.
Students submit a research proposal, which is discussed by those involved with 3rdcycle supervision, who decide on admission.
There are currently approx.. 50 students enrolled on the 3rdcycle programme.
Approx. 10 students have completed their doctoral studies in the last 5 years.
There are no fees.
Students are given a workspace; access to 2-4 master classes; IT facilities; access to supervised labs; assisted in administration of their funding; visibility on the institutional website and in the press. Students may also arrange to exhibit or publish in negotiation with the institution’s exhibition space and publishers (it is not guaranteed).