About MPhil - PhD
2-4 years full-time
3-8 years part-time
Falmouth University has a dynamic research culture and postgraduate researchers play an important role in the life of our research community. Interdisciplinary research is essential to our approach and is positively encouraged in everything we do. Your research will be attached to one of our Research Centres, but our students' research projects are often interdisciplinary. In addition, your two-person supervision team is likely to be drawn from more than one discipline.
Research and innovation are central to Falmouth University's identity and aspirations as a global arts university. Our overarching aim is to develop and sustain an entrepreneurial and internationally distinctive research discourse that drives the University's academic profile and underpins its contribution to economic, social and cultural advancement. Our research environment is encompassed within our Academy for Innovation & Research.
Our postgraduate Research Student Development Programme will help you identify the appropriate research methods for your chosen subject, and help you plan and structure your project. We also support practice-led research in which your own creative practice plays a role, and documented creative work can contribute to your final thesis, alongside a written component.
MPhil/PhD students work alongside postdoctoral Research Fellows and a steady flow of international visiting researchers. All regularly share their enquiry through a lively and engaging programme of lectures, performances, readings, concerts and a variety of other activities. In addition, our cross-institutional programme enables researchers in all fields to share their work and ideas.
Falmouth University research degrees are awarded through our partnership with University of the Arts London.
Fees for 2013-14
MPhil/PhD Full time £4400 per annum
MPhil/PhD Part time £2650 per annum
MPhil/PhD International fee £9800 per annum
MPhil - PhD
Our research activity spans the full range of creative disciplines but currently we have a particular focus on two interdisciplinary themes of international significance that have a particular resonance with the County of Cornwall:
A degree (2.i or higher, MA preferred) or equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.
If English is not your first language you are required to have one of the following English language test scores before starting the research degree course: IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0+ with a 7.0 in writing; TOEFL Internet Based Test minimum score of 100 (with a score of 24 or above in the Writing Test). Please note that having lived or studied in an Eng...
Theory-based research graduates can hold university post-doctoral research fellowships, teach within the Higher Education sector, or work in the media. Practice-based research graduates can follow similar paths as well as enter the competitive world of professional art and design practice.
If you are attracted to a specialist, outward-looking environment and believe that research is about knowledge for the future, our thriving academic community will suit you.
Falmouth University invites applications to read for Research Degrees commencing in October 2013. We supervise students within, and across, art, design, media, writing and performance. We are particularly interested in receiving applications linked to our two main thematic areas of Sustainable Design and the Digital Economy, and where relevant the development of the Cornish economy.
We recommend that you use our website to explore the many different res...
Applicants must have a strong academic background (2.i or higher, MA preferred) with a clear and compelling proposal in relation to Falmouth's research themes and, where relevant, the development of the Cornish knowledge economy.
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY STUDENTSHIPS FOR 2013-14
For October 2013 Falmouth University is offering a combination of full and part time fee waivers, and part time bursaries.
Open to Home and EU candidates:
Full Time Award (Fees Only): The requirement to pay fees is waived for a maximum of 3 years full time study.
Part Time Award (Fees Only): The requirement to pay fees is waived for a maximum of...
MPhil - PhD
How to Apply
Applicants must have a strong academic background (2.i or higher, MA preferred) with a clear and compelling proposal in relation to UCF's research themes and, where relevant, the development of the Cornish knowledge economy.
The schedule of deadlines for receipt of expressions of interest, receipt of applications, interviews and enrollment for 2011 PhD studentships will be available shortly.