Research course

Art, Design and Architecture

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

A high 2.1 BA Hons or BSc degree (in any area related to the Arts, Design or Architecture) and 70 per cent or above in your final year BA/BSc dissertation.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary course allows you to investigate the creative relationships between and within theories, methods and practices in the fields of art, design and architecture. Join a vibrant research-led practice School with a team established at International level through participation in conference committees, research networks and grants, juries and editorial boards.

By breaking through the traditional boundaries of media and digital art, spatial and environmental design, and architecture, the course teaches you to embed theory in critical practice and to build a research career with skills vital in academia and creative industries alike.

Key features

  • Become an independent and forward thinking researcher working among around 100 research students within the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
  • Work with interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary strategies and methodologies within/across supervisory teams based at one or more areas of our research excellence:

Artistic Research Cluster, Art + Sound, Architecture Research, Design Knowledge, Environmental Building, i-DAT, Land/Water, Transtechnology Research, PUMAr, Moving Image, Photography, and Message Research.

  • Specialise in one or across several fields including:

Photography, Media Arts, Film and Video, TV Art, Fine Art (including: painting, sculpture, video, sound and performance, printmaking, and site-based work), Digital Art and Technology, Design, Graphics and Communication, Illustration, Publishing, Architecture, Urban Studies, Built Environment

  • Benefit from a flexible approach to learning.
  • An opportunity for a transfer route into a PhD programme.
  • Access exclusive technological facilities including the Immersive Vision Theatre and IBM funded Smarter Planet lab.

Information for international students

International students: please also note that you will need to have achieved at least 6.5 in ILETS or equivalent exams.

English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ResM
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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