MPhil/PhD at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Research Degree supervision is offered within or across both theoretical and practice-based programmes in art and architecture; design including fashion and textiles; film and animation; and performance; where AUB can provide appropriately qualified supervision. The format of study for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) is very different from a taught degree. As a research student, you will engage in a programme of independent research and/or practice based work. Following discussion with the Director of Studies you will be assigned one, or sometimes two, second supervisors with whom you will plan your programme of research and with whom you will have regular tutorials to support your study throughout your time as a student. Your research may combine the practice, theory and /or history of your specialist area and you will be guided in your study to define clearly and persuasively what is original and innovative about your chosen topic and how best to present and disseminate your arguments and findings, whether this is substantially a written thesis or via a combination of practice (for example, exhibition, installation) and text-based critique.



Assessment method


Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall score of 200
PTE Academic54Minimum score of 51 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the time the course commences to be valid.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5720* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5720* Year 1
Scotland £5720* Year 1
Wales £5720* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5720* Year 1
EU £20710* Year 1
International £20710* Year 1
Channel Islands £20710* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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MPhil/PhD at Arts University Bournemouth - UCAS