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MA & PhD by Research in Art & Design (Level 9 & 10)



9 or 10



Art & Design

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Course Type

Postgraduate Research courses


Clare Street

The key aims of research in the School of Art & Design are to provide learners with generic and specific research skills, to generate study at the highest level into the meaning, processes and effects of Art & Design; and to promote the public domain relevance of this work within cultural, social and economic contexts. You will be allotted one or more supervisors who guide and oversee your research work. You will submit a body of art/design work accompanied by a written report or thesis only (both modes of submission involve viva-voce examination), for the award of a research Degree.

What are the entry requirements?

Postgraduate application forms are available from the School of Art & Design, or the Graduate Studies and Research Office at the Moylish Park Campus. Applicants are required to provide a CV and an outline for their Research Proposal, to include: The aims and objectives of the proposed research, the likely research method, a work programme giving the different stages of the proposed project and indicating the time-frame for achieving the stated aims and objectives.

The initial application is for entry to the MA by Research and Thesis programme; learners can then apply at a later stage for progression to the PhD programme.

Who can I contact?

Research Areas

You can discuss your areas of research with your programme leader once you commence your research.