Welcome to MA by Research Art
How You Study
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
How to Apply
Normally we require a UK Masters degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant subject, or relevant professional qualifications, and relevant experience in an associated area.
Please submit the following supporting information when making your application:
- a supporting statement (500 words). This should explain the motivation for studying your chosen programme
- a research proposal (1,000-2,000 words). This proposal should:
- Clearly define the topic you are interested in and demonstrate understanding of your research area.
- Include two or three research questions that you will explore in your research.
- Outline the range of research methodologies you will use to undertake the research.
- Include a provisional bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
- Explain clearly how your research contributes to existing scholarship in the area; what gaps will it fill? How will it further knowledge of the area?
- Include a brief literature review of the key works that relate to your topic
- Sketch out a provisional plan of work that includes research and a timetable for the writing of chapters.
- If applying for PhD by Practice, please include a portfolio via PDF attachment, or link to a webpage. The portfolio should comprise a maximum of fifteen images, with the title of the work, date, dimensions and medium for each image. Videos are welcome but should be no longer than ten minutes in total.
Please note: a research proposal will only be considered if there are academics in the subject with an interest in your field. Please study the staff profiles closely to make sure there is at least one member of staff whose interests intersect broadly with your own.
All suitable applicants will be invited for an interview, either in person or via Skype.
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