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Swansea College of Art - Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The Master of Philosophy degree is an internationally-recognised qualification which affords students the opportunity to investigate a topic relevant to the Faculty’s areas of expertise under the supervision of a team of qualified academic staff.

We have an extensive list of academics holding doctorates and associated expertise that are able to supervise students engaged in research degree level work across all the major disciplines associated with a first class art school.

We are engaged in innovative pedagogy and research projects at the leading edge of knowledge across the arts and in design across the four schools that comprise Swansea College of Art:

  • Design & Applied Arts
  • Film & Digital Media
  • Fine Art & Photography
  • Visual Communication

We offer opportunity for would be researchers to join our teams in professional surroundings and develop exciting new fields of exploration across cultural disciplines.

Academics are engaged in important work from collaborative art practices to health and well-being, from advertising strategies to event and situation, from service networks to art history, from environmental studies to Deleuze studies, with a strong emphaisis on trans-disciplinarity and of course the building of original perspectives such as our Proutian example above.

We offer research degrees in both part-time and full-time mode and aim to attract a range of people from early career researchers across art and design to mid career teachers in need of inspiration and the chance to renew perspectives.

We also welcome late career researchers who finally have the time to pursue that great idea they had. If you would like to hear more about the exciting opportunities available through our research degrees programme please contact us to book an appointment.

Course Overview

Prospective candidates submit a proposal for a research project. Following approval, you are allocated a supervision team of two or three appropriate members of staff led by a Director of Studies. With this team you embark on an extended investigation into your topic, producing a written thesis.

There is also an option of practice-based research, which results in a shorter written thesis together with a substantial body of practical work. All research students have the opportunity to take part in research training events, and the University’s Summer School.

The Faculty’s areas of expertise include all aspects of the visual arts, design, photography, film and media. MPhil work will often lead to publication and may lead to a career in academia.

Assessment

The MPhil is assessed by the submission of a written thesis together with a body of practical work where appropriate, which is scrutinised through an oral examination, or viva, by two examiners, one external to the University.

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University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 86 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    143 64%

    24th

    39
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    10th

    13

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