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Education - PhD through Education - Research

Education - PhD through Education - Research is course run by National College of Art & Design NCAD, Dublin. Education - PhD through Education - Research gives a Course Qualification of Doctoral Degree, awarded by UCD. For more information about Education - PhD through Education - Research at National College of Art & Design NCAD, please review the details below.

The School of Education has a broad research remit in art, design and visual education including all levels of educational provision and is especially interested in encouraging innovative research approaches.

While the PhD through Education is normally by written thesis, the School considers applications which employ alternative media. Contacting the College in advance of submitting a proposal allows discussion of research themes with staff. Current Education PhD research interests include:

Visual Art Education in the Primary School Curriculum
Assessment in Art at Leaving Certificate level
Art and Design in National Curriculum Policy
Evental education and art practice
Culture, Collectivity and Globalisation: performing community in the arts.

PhD study normally requires a minimum of three years full-time study (but may require longer, given the high level of achievement required). The PhD thesis is typically 80,000 to 100,000 words in length.

The PhD programme at NCAD is a structured programme involving significant interdisciplinary and discipline specific input in the early stages of the research project, and active engagement with a community of researchers within and beyond NCAD.

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Training ProviderNational College of Art & Design NCAD
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course QualificationDoctoral Degree
Awarding BodyUCD
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants for a PhD through Education are encouraged to identify members of college staff they would wish to work with as supervisor(s) to offer guidance in developing their research proposal. Educational Standard 1. An approved bachelor degree at a minimum level of 2nd Class Honours. 2. The College will consider applications from holders of diplomas in art or design (minimum level 2nd Class Honours or equivalent) in a field of study related to the proposed subject matter for a master's degree. 3. Applications on the basis of proven relevant work experience will be considered. Those applying on the basis of 2 or 3 above may be required to pass a qualifying examination appropriate to each case, before being admitted to master's degree studies. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work, may be required.
Course CodeAD567
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