De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Art and Design

This course is organised into 3 clusters: design and new product development; fine art practices; photographic studies and creative imaging. Theoretical and practice based research is interrelated, with research in art and design history and theory interwoven into research in each of the clusters; much of our research exists at the boundaries between these clusters and may draw upon 1 or more of the categories; we welcome enquiries that embrace such interdisciplinary approaches.

Entry requirements

MPhil and MA/MSc: a 1st degree normally equivalent to a 1st or 2.1 British Honours degree in a relevant discipline; MPhil/PhD: a 1st degree normally equivalent to a 1st or 2.1 British Honours degree or Master�s degree (for direct entry to PhD) preferably obtained within the last 5 years in a discipline relevant to the research study.

Assessment methods

The results of each students research is presented for assessment as a written thesis of approximately 80,000 words in English; or for creative/practical work, in the form of appropriate electronic media, a live performance, an exhibition or an installation plus a smaller thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time - 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Fletcher Building Leicester LE2 7BJ East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0116 250 6199