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International/EU: £7,230 per year
- Undertake supervised research into an approved fine art and design topic.
- Join the vibrant research community at Hallam Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI).
- Benefit from sector-leading supervision, resources and research culture.
- Contribute to the centre's research, 81% of which was deemed world leading or internationally excellent in the UK 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
An MPhil Fine Art and Design allows you to explore fine art and design topics in detail, while also studying the techniques required for effective, innovative and efficient research. You'll benefit from excellent facilities, support and opportunities, with sector-leading levels of student satisfaction.
How you learn
Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.
You learn through
- supervised study
- independent research
- workshops and seminars
- mentoring sessions
Take a look at the department's Instagram to see what innovations and creations our students have been working on.
Course leaders and tutors
We recognise that research students arrive with a diversity of skills and experience. Therefore, we provide flexible training and development opportunities covering a range of research-related skills. Indicative areas include transferable skills, research ethics and integrity (mandatory), data management and career planning. Your development needs are identified and agreed with your supervisory team at the start of your degree, and reviewed and updated as appropriate.
Projects often involve collaboration with respected national and international organisations. Recent partners include Sheffield Museums, S1 Artspace, Site Gallery, Bishops House, The Foundling Museum, The William Morris Gallery, the V&A, Freetown Christiania, Sheffield Hospitals Trust.
You will be part of the University's community of researchers, with the opportunity to attend and/or contribute to a range of discipline, college and University-wide presentations, training and conferences.
This course prepares you
- research and academia
- leadership and practitioner roles in the creative industries
- the heritage sector
- higher education
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work in
- communal studios in a professional arts space in Park Hill Flats
- exceptional art and design facilities
Please contact the relevant research area or centre to enquire about the entry requirements for this MPhil. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.
All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.
You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Find out more about the University’s research areas and staff or search for members of staff by keyword.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK postgraduate research students will be aligned to the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) fees which have not yet been confirmed for 2021/22. For an indication of the tuition fees, please view the 2020/21 course page.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU postgraduate research students starting part-time study in 2021/22 is £7,230 per year. (Note that this course is not suitable for students requiring a Tier 4 visa).
Doctoral student loans
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Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)
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