Taught course


Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a lower second class (2:2) honours degree. We also actively welcome candidates in the following areas: Art History and Visual Culture Design History and Material Culture Film and Television Studies Art and Performance Materials and Methods in Fine Art Curatorial Practices in Art Art Criticism Participatory Arts Practices Cultural Management

Months of entry


Course content

This is an innovative new programme offered by the Department of Arts. It offers you the opportunity to embark upon a closely-supervised piece of original research within a broad spectrum of arts disciplines, including art history, design history, film and television studies, performance, and fine art practices.

The content of the programme draws upon the expertise of highly research-active staff whose own work is of recognised excellence. The programme will provide you with advanced research training in arts practice, theory and history. It will also enable you to position your research within wider scholarly frameworks, and furnish you with professional skills such as communication, self-management and planning.

The programme responds to the philosophies of the key funding bodies, particularly the AHRC, and ultimately the programme will prepare you for doctoral study or for a career in research

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+ 44 (0) 191 227 4444