Research course

Creative Arts

Newman University · Department of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

Honours degree 2.1 or above in a Media and Communication related subject

MPhil / PhD Creative Arts

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

100% research

Department specialisms

Creative Arts The Creative Arts subject area encourages its entire staff to be research active which, in turn, creates a productive culture of research for students. Working in collaboration with one another and with established subject areas across the University such as Education Studies, Physical Education and Sports Studies, Professional Studies and English, a range of research projects have been conducted, some of which led to international recognition in the last Research Assessment Exercise. A funded doctoral researcher is currently engaged in PhD enquiry into media literacy and education. Research Interests: Theatre in education Drama and health Videogames, health, literacy and learning Media 2.0 and audience activity The work of Edward Bond and Stanislavski Art education Media literacy and media education Arts practice as research Musical performance and improvisation as research Virtual worlds, social networks and pedagogy.

Information for international students

International credit-based course linked to European Credit Transfer Scheme. Degree verification can be obtained from NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on UK 0870 9904088 or email Further information can be obtained from their website English language proficiency certificate required.

Fees and funding

Self-Funding. However, funding for Postgraduate applicants may be available from: and/or You shall need to contact them personally.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Mairtin Mac an Ghaill
+ 44 (0)121 476 1181 ext 2601
+ 44 (0)121 476 1196