Research course

Art and Design

Institution
Bath Spa University · Bath School of Art and Design
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants would normally as a minimum hold a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK HEI, or its equivalent. A relevant master's degree is also preferred. Applicants should note that they will normally be required to undertake research training as part of their studies unless they can demonstrate equivalent prior training (eg through a relevant Master's programme). Students register as an Advanced Postgraduate in the first instance. Application for formal registration for either the degree of PhD or MPhil takes place within six months, subject to a detailed and satisfactory proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

In Art and Design we are able to offer supervision in research degrees that involve creative work in the following disciplines: ceramics; fine art, which includes painting, photography, sculpture and video; graphic design; fashion and textile design; illustration; new media, interactivity and narrative; digital imaging; electronic printmaking; interactive film; electronic design; media art practice. We can also offer supervision in aspects of the history and theory of art, craft and design, visual culture, material culture, museum and gallery studies and critical theory from the 18th century to the present day.

Department specialisms

Ceramics; fine art; graphic design; fashion and textile design; illustration; new media, interactivity and narrative; digital imaging; electronic printmaking; interactive film; electronic design; media art practice; history and theory of art, craft and design, visual culture, material culture, museum and gallery studies, critical theory from 18th century to present day.

Information for international students

International students who do not have English as their first language may have to undertake an IELTS or TOEFL language test. The minimum accepted standard would be 6.5 on the IELTS scale. A higher standard for admission may be required in some fields.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
24 - 60 months
part time
36 - 72 months

MPhil

part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Administrator
Email
a.dagger@bathspa.ac.uk
Phone
01225 875510
Fax
01225 875496