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School of Arts

  • Research Degree Programmes
    in the School of Arts

    The School of Arts has a dynamic and thriving research environment and an excellent reputation for both its research quality and impact.

  • Research degree programmes

    The School of Arts has a dynamic and thriving research environment and an excellent reputation for both its research quality and impact.
    The School of Arts encompasses both practice-based PhD’s as well as text-based PhDs in Publishing, Musicology, and Film Studies.
    A key feature of the research degrees programme is that students can be attached to research groups where they work alongside experienced researchers and subject specialists. We offer four research degree routes:

    • MPhil;
    • MPhil transferring to PhD;
    • PhD direct (only for students who have recently completed a master’s or MPhil degree in an area closely related to the proposed research topic);
    • PhD by published work (only for students who have prior association with Oxford Brookes University).
  • There are currently over 40 students registered on the research degree programme in the School and more than 100 research students in the wider Faculty. Many students go on to contribute to the broader activities of these groups and increase their skills and expertise, as well as their future career and employment prospects. Students also benefit from being members of the Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme which provides both general and subject specific research training and support.

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