Research course

MPhil / PhD

Arts University Bournemouth · Arts University Bournemouth

Entry requirements

To discuss an application or to apply for this course, please email admissions or call +44 1202 363228

Months of entry


Course content

If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be for you. The MPhil / PhD Award at Arts University Bournemouth is validated by the University of the Arts London (UAL).

Research Degree supervision is offered within or across both theoretical and practice-based programmes in art, design, architecture, media, performance and creative pedagogy where AUB can provide appropriately qualified supervision. We particularly welcome applications aligned to our research groups including animation; creative pedagogies; fashion and textiles; and plastics in art and design.

The format of study for a research degree is different from a taught degree. As a research student, you will engage in a programme of independent research and/or practice based work. Following discussion with the Director of Studies you will be assigned one, or sometimes two, second supervisors with whom you will plan your programme of research. You will have regular tutorials to support your study throughout your time as a student.

Your research may combine the practice, theory and /or history of your specialist area and you will be guided in your study to define clearly and persuasively what is original and innovative about your chosen topic and how best to present and disseminate your arguments and findings, whether this is substantially a written thesis or via a combination of practice (for example, exhibition, installation) and text-based critique.

Department specialisms

Animation Creative pedagogies Fashion and textiles Plastics in art and design

Information for international students

For further information, email the International Office or call 01202 363233

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1202 363228