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Our Research

Our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.

Research Groups

Our Research Groups brings together a range of researchers, academic staff, postdoctoral and graduate students to develop their common interests in an emerging or strategically significant research themes within art, design, media and performance.

Research groups

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DRAWING: Transformative Matter, Material Trace

A research group led by Professor of Drawing, Siân Bowen bringing together twenty members from Fine Art, Illustration, Animation Producti...

Research networks

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Stitching Together

A network of researchers, professional textile practitioners, enthusiasts and maker groups aims to generate improved critical understandi...

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At AUB, we celebrate, support and enable research within the arts.
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AUBREI – Arts University Bournemouth Research Excellence and Impact repository
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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
The Playground Project

Research Integrity

Our Research Ethics Policy and Procedure document sets out the guiding principles for the development and conduct of research
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The Thorp Archive

AUB is the proud custodian of the Thorp Architectural Modelmaking Archive – the oldest architectural modelmakers in Britain.