Research course

Contemporary Art

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

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.

Department specialisms

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

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