School of Arts

  • MPhil/ PhD in Arts

    The School of Arts offers research degrees in Fine Art, Film Studies, Historical and Popular Musicology, Sound Arts and Composition, and Publishing. The School has a dynamic research environment for postgraduate researchers following practice-based, archival, cultural, historical and theoretical research practices. 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).

    Students are advised to consider how their studies will be funded prior to making an application.

  • There are currently over 40 students registered on the research degree programme in the School. Many students contribute to the activities of our research groups and increase their skills and expertise, as well as their future career and employment prospects. Students are also members of the Faculty’s Doctoral Training Programme which provides research training and support.