Research course

Arts and Creative Industries

London South Bank University · Arts and Media

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have:

  • a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level.
  • two academic references
  • proof of all of your qualifications.
  • PhD proposal (contact Elena Marchevska for instructions)
  • if English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

You will be required to attend an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Months of entry


Course content


Tackling real-world issues

The School of Arts and Creative industries is an ideal place to undertake MRes research. You will join a small, vibrant and diverse group of MRes students and will be supervised by academics of international standing. Our research students often work together organising conferences, assisting academics in editing academic journals and publications and leading research-related events and symposia.

Our applied research tackles real-world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and cultural institutions, as well as theory-driven analysis. We offer supervision in a variety of fields and we welcome diverse projects. 80% of our research was awarded 3* out of 4* for impact – ‘very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance’ – by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

There are two Research Centres in the department reflecting distinct areas of specialism – Centre for the Study of Networked Image and Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking. Our academic members of staff are active researchers, working at the cutting edge of research in many different aspects of performance and theatre, curation, museum studies, cultural policy, networked cultures, photography, film and journalism.

Why research at LSBU?

We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice-based research.

Take full advantage of the proximity to London's cultural quarter by attending professional workshops, gaining temporary employment and participating in research events.

Elephant Studios: multi-million pound studio facilities at the forefront of digital technologies and multimedia practice for creative students.

Hone your networking skills and boost your employability by attending guest lectures and participating in live briefs and collaborations with industry professionals.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    2 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    1 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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