By phd | February 3, 2009
The University of the Arts London, formerly known as the London Institute, is comprised of six individual schools located around and about London. The six colleges date back to the 1890s. The school originally resisted forming a university because each of the six colleges was well known in its’ own right. It eventually did unify the school and changed its’ name in 2004.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Subjects and Admissions:
Both part time and full time Doctorate Degree Programs are available in fields such as Informational Environments, Design against Crime, Fine Arts Research, and Materials and the Arts. A Masters degree is preferable when applying for admissions, but an upper second honors degree is also acceptable. This is comparable to approximately a 3.7 GPA at an American college. Foreign students are expected to have a provable proficiency in English. An informal interview is also part of the admissions process and is carried out by the Research Director to ensure that each student will have proper supervision and direction.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Duration and Process:
The current available Research Degree Programs can be completed as MPhil (A Master of Philosophy and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). A full-time PhD degree mostly takes 3 to 5 years as a comprehensive research study program. During this research study, each student will be assigned one or more mentors to guide them along the process of writing their thesis. The students’ final thesis should be worthy of publication and add new information to the existing body of knowledge.
Doctorate Degree Programs - Financial Assistance:
The University works with a number of grant providers from both internal and external sources. Subsistence allowances may be available for students away doing research. Within certain criteria Doctorate Degree Program candidates may also be eligible for certain salaried positions.