Proposal and application process
Application is by project proposal and evidence that you are prepared to successfully complete this project.
Your proposal must provide a suitable basis either for a written submission, or creative and/or professional practice plus a contextual thesis. Your proposal should be 1000 words maximum (addressing a clear research question with a defined field of research, proposed methodology of work, and a list of references) accompanied by a recent sample of critical writing (maximum 3000 words), which may be from a previous course.
Proposals for research that is practice-led must be accompanied by a DVD, portfolio of work or links to online documentation that indicate your readiness to pursue the project. It should take the admissions team no longer than 30 minutes to view all the visual material that you provide.
These will be used to determine both your aptitude for the programme and the suitability of your proposed project, as well as available supervisors. We will also consider the ability of the department to support your research project with resources appropriate to your needs.
Please attach your project proposal and sample of critical writing to your application form as separate documents. In the 'personal statement' section of the application form, please include a brief statement explaining why you have chosen this course and what you feel you can offer our postgraduate community.
is available to answer any queries about our ResM programmes and any other postgraduate research degrees (such as MPhil/PhD).
Make sure that you clearly indicate at the top of your application form you are applying for the ResM.
If you would like to discuss your application please contact the programme coordinator, Jane Grant.
Submitting your application
Complete your application and upload supporting documents to the Doctoral College by completing our online application form.
Questions on the application process?
We're here to help. Please contact the Doctoral College team and we'll be happy to assist you.
You can view or download our postgraduate research admissions policy.
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