At AUB, our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.
By promoting the pursuit of innovation and creativity, we encourage opportunities for establishing and sharing best practice in research and foster the development of critical perspectives that have traditionally lain outside discrete disciplines. We encourage the use of reflective teaching and learning practices as part of an interactive relationship with research.
Staff research is supported from within AUB by grants for particular projects and by a Research Fellowship programme offering generous remission from teaching and administration. Researchers are also encouraged to apply for external funding for the full range of research from practice through history and theory.
Recent grants received include those from:
- AHRC – The Arts & Humanities Research Council
- NESTA – National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
- The Paul Mellon Centre
A proactive Research Forum enables staff to present work in progress and to hear and participate in discussions of research by distinguished visitors. Training and advice is available to those intending to apply for external funding.
The University occupies a significant position in the cultural nexus of the south west. The University’s own Gallery is an important showcase for creative work and there are established links with other arts institutions in the area.
If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be the answer.
Research degrees are awarded in recognition of significant contributions to knowledge and scholarship produced through the development of original research through supervised, self-directed study.
The deadline for applications is 30 May 2020 for entry in September 2020.Find out more
You can browse our repository to read some of the research undertaken by our academic staff.
Our staff present their work at high profile conferences, create installations and exhibitions and submit papers, chapters and books.
Take a look through their work by clicking the link below.Find out more
AUB is dedicated to the highest standards of research integrity. It has confirmed its commitment to comply fully with the Universities UK Concordat to support Research Integrity:Find out more
AUB Research Conference
AUB staff present their research at our yearly conference held at the University.Find out more
Staff at AUB come from a range of backgrounds and do amazing things. Explore their profiles to find out more about them and their research interests.Find out more
Black Mirror is a research network based at AUB. The intent of the network is to explore the influence and role of enchantment, esotericism, the occult and magic in modernist and contemporary art.Find out more
The Stitching Together research network
The Stitching Together network of researchers, professional textile practitioners, project commissioners and enthusiast textile maker groups aims to generate improved critical understandings of participatory textile making as an emerging methodological approach used in cross-disciplinary research.Find out more