Research course


University of Southampton · Winchester School of Art

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent, preferably MA/MSc in a relevant subject; other qualifications considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Winchester School of Art offers an interdisciplinary, research-led environment for full- and part-time postgraduate research students from a range of areas of art, design, media and global culture. Cross-disciplinary engagement is encouraged and many of our PhD students extend their research across academic disciplines and collaborate with researchers in related areas of the creative arts as well as the sciences. Research can be undertaken from a variety of perspectives, and conducted through either practicebased or critical/historical/sociological research methods. We particularly welcome applications that align with the School’s key research groups, which includes the Luxury Research Group; Archaeologies of Media and Technology, and Critical Practices in Art and Design.

As a research student you will be supervised by leading academic specialists, and have access to excellent workshops, study areas and media facilities. Your training will cover research project management, preparation for examination and publication, as well as technical and practical skills appropriate to your project. You will also take part in research seminars, and be encouraged to play an active role in developing exhibitions, events and research outputs. You can present your research at annual conferences and participate in inter-university symposia and other national and international academic events and exhibitions. Regular seminars, guest speakers, master classes and proximity to the cultural and professional life of nearby London make this a vibrant centre for international postgraduates.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-84 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

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