The Department of the History of Art and Architecture supports a thriving community of post-graduate scholars researching a range of subjects, primarily in aspects of western art. There are three types of post-graduate degree: the taught masters (MPhil) comprises taught courses and a research dissertation, while the MLitt and PhD are based entirely on research. The History of Art Department has one taught masters programme, the MPhil in Irish Art History. The department welcomes students both from Ireland and abroad with a view to fostering a vibrant international community. In addition to an enthusiastic and dedicated staff with expertise in a range of relevant fields, the recently-converted Provostís House Stables offers a conducive collegial environment with facilities for study, research and discussion.