Research course

MPhil/PhD Research Degree Programme in collaboration with the University of East London

Institution
Rose Bruford College
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD via MPhil should have either a first-class or upper second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution or an overseas qualification rated as equivalent.

We are also enthusiastic to hear from applicants who are advanced arts practitioners from across the theatre and creative industries despite not having the above formal degrees. Please be in touch to discuss whether your experience as a practitioner might be applicable in this way.

The minimum language requirement for a research degree is an IELTS Academic English score of 7.0 overall (minimum of 6.5 in all components). This should normally have been gained within the past two years.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MPhil/PhD Research Degree Programme in collaboration with the University of East London

What you'll study

This collaborative research degree programme is available by both full-time and part-time study and offers candidates access to the facilities of both Rose Bruford College (RBC) and the University of East London (UEL).

Why choose this course?

  • Freedom to explore your work: Research a thesis based on a topic of your own choosing.
  • Academic tutors: Develop high-level research skills supported by specialist academic tutors.
  • Practical and theory based: Combine both practice-based and theoretical research areas.
  • Resources: Access the resources and expertise of both a large multi-faculty university and a small specialist institution.

You will be assigned a supervisor from both Rose Bruford College and the University of East London (UEL) and we encourage applications for practice-based research.

You will be registered with UEL and will receive a UEL degree. All students register for an MPhil degree in the first instance and then can upgrade to a PhD upon satisfactory progress.

You should identify your area of research and submit a research proposal to RBC. If we are able to support your research, you will then be required to make a formal application via the UEL website. Upon registration, you will be assigned a primary and secondary supervisor who will guide your research.

To complete your PhD, you will be required to write an 80,000-word thesis (or equivalent if you are submitting practice-based elements), summarising your research. You will then undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis.

We champion diversity because a rich mix of people makes Rose Bruford College a more productive and creative place to study and work; and we champion equality because it is the right thing to do.

Find out more.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see the University of East London website.
International students
Please see the University of East London website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Nicola Sainsbury
Email
nicola.sainsbury@bruford.ac.uk
Phone
02083082600