We offer MA by Research, MPhil and PhD degrees across the range of research areas within the Faculty. These broadly include fine art, design and film; art, architecture, design and film history; museum and galleries studies; landscape architecture; sustainable and environmental design; curating contemporary art and design; drawing; arts market appraisal, surveying and real estate. As a research student in the Faculty you will become part of a strong and ambitious postgraduate community and be fully supported by a rich programme of research training, including research workshops, seminars, guest lectures, symposia, and related activities organized through the Research Centres.
Currently we have over 90 research students across the Faculty, several of whom have successfully secured prestigious AHRC research studentships, Chevening Awards, industry sponsorship or University scholarships.
This flexible learning programme allows students to pursue an individual programme of research in any field, supported by research methods training, and taught modules as appropriate. The degree involves investigation and evaluation of an approved research project and the presentation of a dissertation of between 10,000 and 20,000 words or equivalent for studio based subjects. The award of MA or MSc by Research is at the same level as the MPhil, but carries half the credits (180).
The programme lasts one year full time or two years part time. To be eligible you will need a good honours degree in a related discipline. Applications will also be considered if you have no formal qualifications but can satisfy the admissions tutor of your motivation and ability to work at masters level.
Typically an MPhil takes about two years full time or three/four years part time. An MPhil thesis is 20-40,000 words long or its equivalent for studio-based research and is the subject of an oral examination in which you will show how you have critically managed and investigated your area of research.
A PhD usually takes three to four years of full-time study or four to six years part time. You will normally be expected to have a masters degree or a good honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme.
The PhD thesis is typically about 40-80,000 words long or its equivalent for studio-based research. On completion it will be the subject of an oral examination in which you will show both how you have critically investigated your area of research and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge.
For further information on research within the Faculty and to find out more about research opportunities, contact our research administrator on: T: +44 (0)20 8417 4016 E: firstname.lastname@example.org