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Course summary

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.

Modules

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.

Assessment method

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.


Entry requirements

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2298 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2298 Year 1
Scotland £2298 Year 1
Wales £2298 Year 1
International £8200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission. Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable. Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln. All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment. A reduced 'writing-up' fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required. Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.
Art - MA by Research at University of Lincoln - UCAS