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 M.Phil. in Art History, ART + IRELAND. 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 Provost's House Stables offers a conducive collegial environment with facilities for study, research and discussion.