Research course

Art and Design

Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

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

Course content

Fine and Applied Arts: fine art, painting, sculpture, video, photography, fibre arts, silversmithing and jewellery, ceramics, printmaking; design and communication: textiles/fashion, product, graphic and communication design. The unit has research expertise covering the full range of art and design disciplines and encourages innovative proposals for theoretical and applied research.
View the research prospectus online (see below).

Department specialisms

Practice and Theory (all areas); Gender and Politics in Art and Design; Irish Visual Culture; Proposals Leading to Exhibition, Manufactured Products, Animation and Video Production.

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website ( or should contact the university and ask to be sent an international students' handbook.

Fees and funding

DfE and VCRS.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress, which is assessed formally throughout the 2-6 year study period, including by formal examination following submission.

Course contact details

Dr Justin Magee
+44 28 9536 7015