Research Degrees

Course Overview

If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be the answer.

The format of study is very different from a taught degree. You will design your own programme of independent research guided by our experienced supervisors.

Research Degree supervision is supported by AUB within or across the following subject areas:

  • Art
  • Design
  • Media
  • Performance

Individual enquiries should be directed to the Research Manager – Valerie Lodge: or


Full time study of the MPhil/PhD will usually take 3 to 4 years.

Part-time study

Research Degrees are now offered on a part-time study basis.

Our research degrees are awarded though our partnership with the University of the Arts London.