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3rd Cycle in the Arts

This is an international database of 3rd cycle awards in the European Higher Arts Education Area, developed within the Creator Doctus project, to identify possible examples of practice in developing and supporting artistic research.

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University of Hertfordshire (UH), Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Research Policy & Strategy

The University of Hertfordshire aims to work with research themes that are multi- and inter-disciplinary. Its mission statement emphasizes research designed to address social, economic, cultural and environmental challenged by: creating and developing innovative ideas, products and processes; fostering and strengethening research with global partners; supporting a research-rich environment that informs teaching.

Specific research strategies are devolved to each of the University’s constituent Schools. There is no research strategy  for the School of Creative Arts and therefore no reference to the place of 3rdcycle students within it.Within the School of Creative Arts, there are 4 Research Groups: Contemporary Arts Practice; Media; Design; Theorising Visual Art & Design. All of these Research Groups organise talks and some have peer-reviewed journals associated with them.

Awards Offered

PhD

DDes

DFA

DHeritage

Assessment

Thesis (30,000 – 80,000 words)

Viva

External Examiners are involved.

Forms of Output

Exhibition, portfolio, thesis.

Programme Structure

Full-time 3 years (maximum period of enrolment 4 years)

Part-time 5-6 years (maximum period of enrolment 8 years)

Year 1 (and 2 if part-time) includes a structures programme of research training delivered in 20 online lectures/podcasts, 15 small assignments directly related to individual research and set reading. At the end of this phase, a detailed or revised research proposal is produced.

Additionally, participation in 5 mandatory, week-long intensive events is required to complete the PhD programme.

Undergraduate & Masters Research

Research methods taught at MA.

Supervision

Students have 2 supervisors.

Supervision may be delivered in person or via Skype.

Staffing

Research active staff are supported through a fractional contracted allowance and sabbaticals. Internal funding for research activities is competitively awarded. Staff development in research is supported by workshops and conferences.

Student Funding

Self-funding.

Some scholarships.

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3rd Cycle in the Arts

This is an international database of 3rd cycle awards in the European Higher Arts Education Area, developed within the Creator Doctus project, to identify possible examples of practice in developing and supporting artistic research.