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.

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

Cultivate strong critical thinking and research skills to undertake high quality, original and impactful research. There is potential for your work to be published professionally.

Our experienced team of research-active staff offer research supervision across a range of art and design disciplines that include Fine Art, Landscape Architecture, Design and Photography.

Our facilities include: printmaking; illustration; landscape and graphic design studios; painting and 3D studios; photography studios; as well as a well-resourced library and IT facilities.We encourage attendance at relevant conferences, as well as the giving of papers and publication of articles towards the later stages of studies. Peer group seminars and discussions, together with campus-based and university-wide open lecture programmes, are seen as integral to the research student experience. Our research centres - Research into Art and the Environment and Typography and Authorial Design - 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