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.