Research course

Creative and Critical Practice Research Programme

University of Sussex · School of English

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with a Merit or equivalent in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Creative and Critical Practice
  • MPhil in Creative and Critical Practice

Creative and Critical Practice enables you to develop 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 activities of the Centre for Material Digital Culture. In Brighton, you’ll join a vibrant community for the arts and creative industries.

We offer expert supervision across a wide range of critical and creative practice:

  • filmmaking and documentary forms
  • digital arts
  • photography
  • media practice for development and social change
  • sonic media.

Information for international students

See link for international students' entry requirements:

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 per year
International students
£15,100 per year

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 873525