PhD STUDIO ART ASSESSMENT & AWARD
ASSESSMENTThere are two types of assessment: annually by the Graduate Research Committee to determine eligibility for progression; and the final examination at the end of the programme of research by at least one External and one Internal Examiner, to examine the outcome of the project.
The final examination comprises:• the submission of a body of work that embodies the contribution to knowledge and understanding, normally by exhibition;
• a written reflective analysis of the theoretical and historical context of the research subject to a maximum word count of 20,000 words and a minimum of 10,000 words;
• a written critical review of the process of the research subject to a maximum word count of 20,000 words and a minimum of 10,000 words;
• a 500 word summary of the contribution to knowledge and understanding together with documentation of the work;
• a viva voce examination.
All elements of the examination must be passed. The submission is examined with reference to the initial aims of the research project.
AWARD OF PhDThe PhD is awarded by the National University of Ireland, Galway within the regulations and terms for the PhD degree and subject to the guidelines and protocols of the University, as published in the General Calendar of the University.