Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of Art supports the development of art research in and through Fine Art, Curating, Art Writing and across disciplines. We consider all elements of the MPhil/PhD to be sites of rigorous experimentation and encourage you to develop your research through processes of making, thinking, collaborating, investigating, experimenting, analysing and speculating. We understand that the shape and trajectory of your research may change as you make connections and develop your practice throughout the course of your research. We will work with you to develop the most appropriate - and generative - means of pursuing, documenting and disseminating your findings, as best befits your project. This course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to develop independent thought and confidence in your practice. In addition, these skills are of use in other career paths you may wish to follow. Our researchers have been successful in many fields including media, museums, galleries, education, the music business and academia. Many have continued to be successful, practising artists long after graduating, and have won major prizes and exhibited around the world. The PhD is also distinct from ongoing studio practice or a residency. A PhD asks you to place your work in relation to that of other practitioners in a contemporary and/or historical context, be they artists or other cultural workers, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, or others. In this respect, the model of the PhD encourages you to follow your curiosity for - and make connections with and between - the thought, work and action of others.

Start Date:

Duration: 6-8 years.. Duration: 3-4 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £19,760 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £19,760 Overseas Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,880 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,880 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.