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Art research brings together current contemporary arts practice with critical theory and contextual studies researchers. This established cluster of practitioners and theorists participate in a broad range of process and practice, curatorship, critical writing and arts administration, with a belief that contemporary arts practice and its allied theory are key cultural drivers of social and economic importance. Research and research supervision in this area focuses on three core themes, which are explored in a lateral and inter-disciplinary manner: science and industry partnerships; environment and site-responsiveness; social inclusion and multi-cultural collaborations.

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice. Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2.2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented. A Masters degree is preferred but not essential. However, applicants without a Masters degree should provide evidence of previous research methods training. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal / traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). English requirement for non-UK / EU students is an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any one element.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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