Arts Practice - Structured Research
The PhD Arts Practice is a four year, structured PhD programme, designed to meet the needs of professional performing artists who wish to engage in academic and practice-based reflection on their own artistic practice.
The programme involves a combination of taught modules and independent research.
Taught modules take place in Year One of the programme and include an introduction to methods utilised in researching through practice, as well as theoretical modules on practice theory and performance studies.
Self-designed elective modules are available in Years One and Two to develop skills related to research specialisations.
The final submission will include a 40,000 word dissertation and two major performance events.
The requirements listed below are the minimum requirements set by the University. Individual Faculties may have specific requirements and applicants are requested to identify a potential supervisor before submitting an application for a research programme.
Applicants to a Research Degree Programme (minimum entry requirements)
An appropriate master's or equivalent qualification that has been obtained from a University or other institution recognised by UL following a period of study similar to that required in UL. A candidate who holds a master's degree in a discipline other than that in which the doctoral research is intended to be pursued shall be considered for entry under rule 5.4.1b, or
An honours primary bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of 2.1 honours or equivalent qualification, or
An honours primary bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 honours or equivalent qualification, or
A degree or equivalent qualification, other than that specified in 5.4.1a, 5.4.1b or 5.4.1c and a minimum of four years' acceptable professional experience at an appropriate and relevant level may be considered for entry to the master's register.
Candidates within this category without a minimum of four years' acceptable professional experience will be considered for entry under regulation 5.4.4.
For further information on the Research Postgraduate Academic Regulations, Please see Chapter 5
(Handbook of Academic Regulations & Procedures)
Requirements for research programmes.
Applicants to research programmes are also advised to meet the minimum requirements listed below or to provide a letter from their proposed supervisor stating that the supervisor is satisfied with the applicant's level of English.
TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet based) in the TOEFL test
IELTS - The British Council/University of Cambridge Local Syndicate's test of Academic English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a composite score in the range of 6-6.5 and not less than 6 in any one component, for entry to degree programmes in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and a composite score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6 in any one component, for entry to programmes in the Faculties of Business, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Education & Health Sciences.
Leaving Certificate English at Grade D Ordinary Level or above
University of Dublin (Trinity College) English Composition (not English Literature) at Pass Level or above
GCE O Level English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English language at Grade C or above
CSE Grade 1 Pass in English
Hong Kong Certificate of Education, English Language Syllabus B, Grade C or better
The following standard in English Language examinations set by certain GCE Examination Boards - any one of
Associated Examining Board (AEB)
C or above
Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations (Oxford)
C or above
Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Syndicate (Cambridge) School Certificate Pass in the range 1-6
University of London University Entrance and School Examinations Council (London)
School Certificate Pass in the range 1-6
A pass in the Use of English examinations administered by bodies as listed under GCE Examination Board
A pass in the Oxford Examining Body's English as a Foreign Language (Higher Paper)
A pass in English in the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB) Test in English (Overseas) examination
Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
One of the following other University of Cambridge ESOL exams:
a grade C or higher on a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
grade A on a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
4 years full-time