Research course

Creative and Critical Practice

University of Sussex · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Merit (an average of 60% overall) in a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree.

Your qualification should be in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research. You must also supply examples – such as digital/scanned images or film/video/sound clips – of your practical work. This should ideally relate to your proposed research in an easily downloadable format. If applicable, supply links to your practice work online. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

A Creative and Critical Practice PhD at Sussex develops your practice-led research in creative media production alongside critically engaged writing. Your research might involve a variety of practical approaches including video, photography and imaging, interactive media, sound, social media or process-based performative methods.

At Sussex, you’ll be able to take part in the:

You can also participate in the Sussex Humanities Lab, which is dedicated to developing and expanding interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of digital humanities and digital media. In Brighton, you’ll join a vibrant community for the arts and creative industries.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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