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
The Contemporary Art group comprises artists and critical writers working across digital media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture: each has exhibited or published their work internationally. The activities of some individuals in the group are linked, in part, by a concern with the viewer's place, with location and with landscape, and in relation to this area a theoretical discussion has developed on Critical Topology of Landscape: Visual Art and the Politics of Space the subject of a symposium at Bath in April 2007.
The Contemporary Art group operates formally through a sequence of meetings, presentations, seminars and staff mentoring – and there are many less formal exchanges and discussions across a broad range of practice in the visual arts. Together these provide the basis for the supervision of six PhD students.
The Contemporary Art group comprises artists and critical writers working across digital media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture: each has exhibited or published their work internationally.
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
Course contact details
- Research Administrator
- 01225 875510
- 01225 875496