Tackling real-world issues The School of Arts and Creative industries is an ideal place to undertake MRes research. You will join a small, vibrant and diverse group of MRes students and will be supervised by academics of international standing. Our research students often work together organising conferences, assisting academics in editing academic journals and publications and leading research-related events and symposia. Our applied research tackles real-world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and cultural institutions, as well as theory-driven analysis. We offer supervision in a variety of fields and we welcome diverse projects. 80% of our research was awarded 3* out of 4* for impact – ‘very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance’ – by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. There are two Research Centres in the department reflecting distinct areas of specialism – Centre for the Study of Networked Image and Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking. Our academic members of staff are active researchers, working at the cutting edge of research in many different aspects of performance and theatre, curation, museum studies, cultural policy, networked cultures, photography, film and journalism. Why research at LSBU? We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice-based research. Take full advantage of the proximity to London's cultural quarter by attending professional workshops, gaining temporary employment and participating in research events. Elephant Studios: multi-million pound studio facilities at the forefront of digital technologies and multimedia practice for creative students. Hone your networking skills and boost your employability by attending guest lectures and participating in live briefs and collaborations with industry professionals. Areas of MRes research We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice-based research. We welcome proposals in all areas of research relevant to the School, but are particularly interested in applications which relate to one or more of the following: online network cultures and the networked image art and technology cultural policy museum studies performance and borders performance and digital technologies institutional and educational evaluation digital storytelling (including digital journalism) sonic culture audience research production research (including games and VR/AR/MR) Research environment and life in the School Research students benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff and become a vital part of our dynamic research culture. If you choose to study with us, you'll find our School a positive and creative place to research, discuss, create and reflect. See what our PhD student Lozana Rossenova says about her experience here. The Borough Road building is the home of our School and the hub of our activities. It's a bright, open and flexible collection of spaces reflecting how we explore film, theatre and media. You'll study alongside a community of experts, who are active in academic research and cutting-edge practice. The Edric Theatre is a dedicated performance and rehearsal space with a 90-seat capacity, plus a 30-seat studio and backstage facilities. Elephant Studios: Multi-million pound studio facilities at the forefront of digital technologies and multimedia practice for creative students. Use the latest HD and Ultra HD camera technologies, both 4K and 2.5K. Use cutting edge editing softwares and video mapping technologies
Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have: a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. two academic references proof of all of your qualifications. PhD proposal (contact Elena Marchevska for instructions) if English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level. You will be required to attend an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.
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