PhD Arts Management and Cultural Policy / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 months [full-time], 72 months [part-time]
- Entry requirements
- A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
- A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Our PhD Arts Management and Cultural Policy programme links together these interdisciplinary fields to support research into the organisation of the arts, creative and cultural practices and their relationship to broader society, power relations and governance.
The programme is one of a suite of PhD programmes within the Institute for Cultural Practices, which was launched in 2009 with the aim of providing an axis for engagement, collaboration and partnership between arts and cultural management professionals, sector organisations and higher education through its teaching and research programmes.
The ICP works closely with Manchester-based, regional and national cultural partners and bodies and is developing partnerships overseas.
Research supervision interests for this PhD programme include:
- popular music, cultural policy and regeneration;
- the role of research in the arts management practice;
- the relationships between higher education and the creative economy;
- Audience, engagement and participation evaluation frameworks;
- Local cultural policy, planning and strategy.
Find out more about research at the ICP .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,203
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2020-21
- THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. The John Rylands Research Institute Scholarship for Researchers from a Black British Background 2020-21
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
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