The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is an excellent choice for postgraduate students whose talents and interests lie in subjects such as history; sociology; politics; law; music and languages (English, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, TESOL). The Faculty offers particular research strengths in the following areas: Criminal Justice; Applied Language Studies; European Studies; Irish German Studies; Peace and Development Studies; International and Commercial Law; International Politics; Social Policy; Gender Studies; Utopian Studies; and Literary or Cultural Studies. Students can choose to do a research degree at Master of Arts/LLM or PhD level in any of these subjects or areas.
The PhD Arts Practice is a four year, structured PhD programme, designed to meet the needs of professional performing artists who wish to engage in academic and practice-based reflection on their own artistic practice.
The programme involves a combination of taught modules and independent research.
Taught modules take place in Year One of the programme and include an introduction to methods utilised in researching through practice, as well as theoretical modules on practice theory and performance studies.
Self-designed elective modules are available in Years One and Two to develop skills related to research specialisations.
The final submission will include a 40,000 word dissertation and two major performance events.
Contact Person: Dr. Helen Phelan Programme Director, PhD Arts Practice Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick