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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Northern Ireland||£2298||Year 1|
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