Research course

Art and Design Research

Nottingham Trent University · School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants for a MPhil or PhD should normally have a minimum of a first or second-class degree, and for some subjects a Masters degree or a period of pre-PhD study is required.

Our MPhil and PhD research degrees provide an excellent opportunity to contextualise and extend enquiry within a research community that embraces methodological approaches ranging from art practice to systems engineering and from experimental testing to conceptual speculation.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December

Course content

Throughout your research project you will follow a programme of supportive training and development that includes research methods, ethics and codes of practice, communication tools, and other discipline-specific and generic skills. The Research Practice Programme draws on modules run by experts from various Schools and teams within the University, ensuring that you receive the best portfolio of training to meet the individual needs of you and your research project. Opportunities are also available to develop your research project with appropriate industrial partners, drawing upon our links with the creative, cultural, engineering and construction industries at regional, national and international levels.

Fees and funding

No bursaries available.

Fees (2007/08) for MPhil/PhD
EU Students £3,250 full-time
EU Students £1,625 part-time
Non-EU Students £8,840 - £9,250 full-time

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Research and Graduate Studies Co-ordinator
+44 (0) 115 848 2177