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 2019 for entry in September 2019.
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.
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:
- We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and integrity in all aspects of research.
- We are committed to ensuring that research is conducted according to appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards.
- We are committed to supporting a research environment that is underpinned by a culture of integrity and based on good governance, best practice and support for the development of researchers.
- We are committed to using transparent, robust and fair processes to deal with allegations of research misconduct should they arise.
- We are committed to working together to strengthen the integrity of research and to reviewing progress regularly and openly.
Our Research Ethics Policy and Procedure document sets out the guiding principles for the development and conduct of research in accordance with the appropriate ethical frameworks, obligations and standards.
AUB staff presented their research at our conference, held at the University in May. Read more about what was covered.
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.
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.
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. Funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project runs from January 2019 to December 2020.