Entry requirements

Normally an MA in an appropriate subject; in exceptional circumstances, other qualifications or professional experience may be considered as equivalent.

Studio practice with written element; written thesis only.

Months of entry


Course content

Our unique research programmes in fine art are designed for appropriately qualified professionals who would like to explore and develop their understanding of their established practice, and in so doing to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work.

You can register either for research based on practice and a written element, or for research by written thesis only. However, the generative and reflexive activity of practice is central to the Department's research culture, and it sees the first category of research as reflecting its academic strengths. In this case, practice is seen as primary. It must exemplify and locate the ideas developed in conjunction with the written part of the thesis. At research level, the Department's aim is to support reflection upon its central concern with practice, both within the contexts of contemporary art and within the academic environment.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300