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MA by Research Art MA by Research Art

The School of Fine and Performing Arts is a centre of creativity with a purpose-built arts venue, studios, and gallery. It is home to a vibrant artistic community where students and staff work alongside one another to explore new synergies between fine and performing arts.

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1 year

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1.5 years

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Brayford Pool

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Full-time

1 year

Part-time

1.5 years

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

ARTRESMS

Dr Steve Klee - Programme Leader

Dr Steve Klee - Programme Leader

Dr Steve Klee is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art. His specialisms include contemporary art, aesthetics, and philosophy, especially new realist and materialist approaches.

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Welcome to MA by Research Art

MA by Research Art is designed to allow independent research in an area of in personal choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. Research proposals are welcomed in contemporary fine art practice, current theoretical issues in art, as well as its histories, live art, and socially engaged practice.

The programme is available in either a written thesis or practice-based format, where documentation of creative practice undertaken during the research period replaces part of the thesis component.

Students have the opportunity to present their work in exhibitions and at postgraduate seminars, attend conferences, and submit their work for publication in refereed journals. Research students are invited to join one of the School’s thriving research groups and participate in the Critical Encounters Research Series alongside academic staff and other postgraduate students.

A range of training opportunities are also provided by the University with the aim of developing research skills.

Welcome to MA by Research Art

MA by Research Art is designed to allow independent research in an area of in personal choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. Research proposals are welcomed in contemporary fine art practice, current theoretical issues in art, as well as its histories, live art, and socially engaged practice.

The programme is available in either a written thesis or practice-based format, where documentation of creative practice undertaken during the research period replaces part of the thesis component.

Students have the opportunity to present their work in exhibitions and at postgraduate seminars, attend conferences, and submit their work for publication in refereed journals. Research students are invited to join one of the School’s thriving research groups and participate in the Critical Encounters Research Series alongside academic staff and other postgraduate students.

A range of training opportunities are also provided by the University with the aim of developing research skills.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How you are assessed

Students are expected to write a 25,000 word thesis on a subject agreed with their proposed supervisor prior to admission to the College.

Students completing the practice-based version will be required to produce a substantial body of art and a thesis of 15,000 words.

The thesis is examined by two examiners and includes a Viva Voce (oral) examination.

Students are expected to write a 25,000 word thesis on a subject agreed with their proposed supervisor prior to admission to the College.

Students completing the practice-based version will be required to produce a substantial body of art and a thesis of 15,000 words.

The thesis is examined by two examiners and includes a Viva Voce (oral) examination.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. International students will also require English Language at IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each part.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. International students will also require English Language at IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each part.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

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.

Career and Personal Development

An MPhil or PhD may enhance and progress careers in the art and design sector and can open up opportunities at senior levels in the arts and the creative economy. Research degrees can be key to pursuing an academic career, and graduates may go on to research or teach in higher education institutions.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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