PhD Art and Social Practice / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 3 years [full-time] 6 years [part-time]
- Entry requirements
- Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
- Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)
- How to apply
- Apply online
Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.
For consideration in internal funding competitions, you must submit your completed application by 12 January 2024.
If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the below deadlines to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these dates have passed.
- For September 2024 entry: 30 June 2024
- For January 2025 entry: 30 September 2024
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Arts and Social Practice is a broad term referring inclusively to any form of arts practice seeking to engage or intervene in social, educational and/or community contexts.
Our pioneering PhD Arts and Social Practice doctoral programme is specifically designed for people working in applied practice, arts and health, community arts and related contexts across visual, creative and performing arts who want to undertake advanced research which builds on their professional knowledge and practice.
The structure of the programme is devised to enable you to develop your career while simultaneously undertaking a research project that leads to a doctoral qualification.
This professional practice-focused doctorate aims to engage experienced professionals in advanced research, and reflects the need for structured forms of professional development and reflective practice across the arts sector.
The programme takes explicit account of the professional practice-base of the student, integrating this as a central knowledge base for the research project, and supporting the development of dynamic knowledge outcomes that can have an impact across academic and non-academic contexts.
We support the development of reflective practice that can respond to and influence the complex unpredictable and shifting social and cultural contexts within which arts practitioners operate.
The programme will introduce you to a range of dynamic and challenging concepts and methods with which to reflect critically and constructively on your professional practice. A further feature of the programme is the opportunity to join a cohort of peers on professional practice PhD programmes through bi-annual residential workshops and events.
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days.
There are a range of scholarships, studentships and awards to support both UK and overseas postgraduate researchers, details of which can be found via the links below.
To apply University of Manchester funding, you must indicate in your application the competitions for which you wish to be considered. The deadline for most internal competitions, including AHRC NWCDTP and School of Arts, Languages and Cultures studentships is 12 January 2024.
All external 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.
For more information about funding, visit our funding page to browse for scholarships, studentships and awards you may be eligible for.
- AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2024 Entry
- China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester (CSC-UoM) Joint Scholarship Programme 2024 Entry
- Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2024 Entry
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (High Income Countries)
- Humanities Doctoral Academy Humanitarian Scholarship 2024 Entry
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (Least Developed Countries and Fragile States)
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures New Generation PhD Studentships
- President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards 2024 Entry
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions
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