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Children's Book Illustration MPhil

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This course encourages individual, practice led research projects that explore aspects of the art of children’s book illustration from the perspective of high-level practice. We look for research proposals that are informed by personal practice and demonstrate an ambition to examine an area or aspect of children’s book illustration through a combination of creative and theoretical enquiry. Using your personal creative practice as a research tool, you’ll produce distinctive contributions to the growing knowledge pool in this area. All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

You’ll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities. We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, and encourage you to get involved with external activities like exhibiting, curating, conference organization and presenting papers. There may be opportunities to take part in collaborative projects with our Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and our annual trips to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Many research students in this discipline are seeking to combine high-level professional creative practice with academic careers. You can also request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,900per year

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

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    41st out of 85 22

    62nd out of 97 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    122 56%

    53rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    30th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    49th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    98 49%

    86th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    61st

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    63rd

    6

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