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.

The deadline for applications for entry autumn 2016 has now closed.

Applications for entry October 2017 are invited from October 2016.

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.