Our Courses

Research Degrees

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

Research Degree supervision is offered within or across both theoretical and practice-based programmes in art, design, architecture, media, performance and creative pedagogy where Arts University Bournemouth can provide appropriately qualified supervision.

We are currently advertising three bursaries covering fees for part-time study in the following areas:

You are encouraged to contact the Research Office or +44 1202 363334 for an initial discussion before making an application.


Full time study for an MPhil/PhD will usually take two to three years.

Part-time study

Part time study for an MPhil/PhD will usually take three to five years.

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