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Art and Design (MA by Research)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22, 25-APR-22, 03-OCT-22, 09-JAN-23, 03-APR-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the research degree

A Master's by Research (MA) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) or two year (part-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught masters course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme of work which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

At the end of the project you’ll write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined. We also accept applications for projects which are practice-orientated and which include portfolio submissions. These include practice submissions with written components. You will receive guidance from your supervisory team as to the percentage equivalents between the practice and written elements of your research.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 85 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 57%

    49th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    53rd

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    20

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