Queen's University of Belfast
Arts Management and Cultural Policy PhD
Queen's University of Belfast

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

You’ll be part of a growing doctoral research environment and will study alongside students Northern Ireland and abroad; we supervise students undertaking research in; • The design and delivery of cultural policy and the interpretation of these processes by arts managers and policy makers • The attachment of social policy areas to cultural policy • The social processes of cultural production within institutional settings • Access, participation and audience development in the arts • Issues of equality and diversity • Internationalisation and transnational exchange • Reception of art and culture • Institutional, historical and social frameworks for the making and displaying of art and heritage • Impact of arts and cultural work

We are also interested in projects developed through interdisciplinary approaches and supervision teams: • The management and governance of cultural sectors and institutions • Sustainability and relevance of business models for arts management • The impact of new technologies on arts management and cultural policymaking

Students will be expected to present drafts of their work at regular intervals to their supervisor who will provide written and oral feedback; a formal assessment process takes place annually. This Annual Progress Review requires students to present their work in writing and orally to a panel of academics from within the School. Successful completion of this process will allow students to register for the next academic year. The final assessment of the doctoral degree is both oral and written. Students will submit their thesis to an internal and external examining team who will review the written thesis before inviting the student to orally defend their work at a Viva Voce.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required. *Taken within the last two years International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast

For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Arts Management and Cultural Policy, PhD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. While a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is not essential, it is desirable and applicants without this qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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