The Department of History of Art and Architecture offers two research programmes: a Doctoral Programme leading to the PhD degree (3-4 years full time, 6 years part time) and a Research Master’s leading to the M.Litt. degree (2 years full time, 3 years part time). PhD students complete a thesis of no more than 100,000 words. M.Litt. students write a thesis of no more than 60,000 words.
All students are enrolled in the Structured PhD Programme or Structured M.Litt. Programme (as appropriate). Doctoral students and M.Litt. students undertake focused research with supervision together with the maintenance of a Research and Professional Development Plan, participation in relevant research seminars and annual progress reviews as part of compulsory research training modules. Where appropriate, doctoral students may audit additional modules to gain specific skills.
The Student Learning Development team also offer workshops to support postgraduate students. These cover topics such as research skills, writing skills, self-management, presenting papers and getting published.