Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree and masters level qualification, or equivalent experience, is expected. Prospective students are initially required to submit a written proposal for consideration by the School to the Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator. Written guidance on proposal format available. Discussions to refine proposals follow. If successful, applicants may start on 1st April, 1st July, 1st October, or 1st January.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

SThe School of the Arts, English and Drama is a thriving research community with a proven record for both creative and scholarly outputs of international excellence in the fields of the arts in the broadest sense of that term: visual, literary and performative.

Our research takes place both through individual scholarship and in collaboration with research partners across the UK and across the world, and we investigate new directions in both the creation and the analysis of a wide range of cultural forms.

Our research includes conceptual research leading to published outcomes and applied research leading to industrial and commercial applications and/or professional and public commissions. We are also committed to knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange projects and use our research strengths to form links with the creative industries, developing the entrepreneurial side of our activities, and fostering a range of productive and effective knowledge transfer partnerships.

Department specialisms

Contemporary Art Practices, Theories; Aesthetics; Drawing; Painting; Performance; Photography; Sculpture; Video/Moving Image; Collaborative Practices; Art and Design History/Theory; Post-Colonial Art History/Practice; Cultural History; Women's Art Practice; Feminist Aesthetics; Visual/Material Culture; Textile Design, Manufacture/Marketing; Jewellery; Ceramics; Communication Arts Media/Illustration; Graphics, High Technology, Future Trends; Digital Media Arts, Animation

Information for international students

See university website for English Language requirements eg IELTS 6.5 http://lboro.ac.uk/admin/ar/international/prospective/englishlang/pgr/index.htm

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
01509 22 82 92