Research course

Art and Design

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Media, Art and Communications

Entry requirements

• MA by Research/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent • PhD: you will need a masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic • we normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Our experienced team of research-active staff offer research supervision across the wide range of art and design disciplines delivered within the school. Our facilities include dedicated studios and technology spaces.

We support a range of approaches from practice-based research through to purely written research. Innovative cross-disciplinary research can be achieved across art and design subjects or linked with subjects in media, humanities or computing.

Our facilities include studio space for: printmaking, illustration, landscape architecture, graphic design, fine art painting and 3D, photography studios, fashion workshops, as well as a well-resourced library and technology section.

Supervision is usually one-to-one with a team of supervisors, which may be added to in order to bring different expertise to the team as your research develops. We encourage attendance at relevant conferences, as well as the delivery of papers and publication of articles towards the later stages of studies. Peer group seminars and discussions together with campus-based and universitywide open lecture programmes are seen as integral to the research student experience. Our research centres build upon areas of expertise within the school and help foster the sharing of knowledge, spanning different disciplines, among both staff and students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0)3330 141414