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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 Units in the School of Arts

    The School fosters practice and performance led research processes alongside critical engagement with creative practices and curatorial strategies.


  • Create Research Group

    A collaborative research engaging group aimed at arts, technology and entertainment.

    Film Studies Research Unit
    (FSRU)

    Undertakes research into film history, film theory, as well as film criticism.

    Opera Research Unit
    (OBERTO)

    Explores the history, performance and reception of opera; its political, social and cultural contexts.

    Popular Music Research Unit
    (PMRU)

    Has particular expertise in songs, record production in the 1960s, popular music history, and music journalism.

    Social Sculpture Research Unit
    (SSRU)

    Creates opportunities for dialogue processes, transdisciplinary research and connective practices.

    Sonic Art Research Unit
    (SARU)

    Provides a forum for dialogue between the fields of Composition and Sound Art.