• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

In the Arts Research Degree from De Montfort University, our research themes include dance historiography, ethnography and the practice and theory of radical dance practice, while in drama we focus on contemporary performance, Renaissance theatre, gender and performance and popular theatre traditions. Our intermedial research seeks to fuse old and new media and transform practice to create new and exciting modes of performance which engage with and articulate emerging theory.

We host national and international conferences and symposia, including the annual series Playing for Laughs, and regular research seminars/workshops.

Bringing together the full spectrum of fine art practices, the Fine Art and Photography Research Group has built an international standing through a constant stream of exhibitions, residencies, curatorial projects and publications. Spanning painting, installation, sculpture, fine art, photography, video and digital media, drawing, sonics, performance, printmaking and curation, our research also embraces new technologies, creating cutting-edge sonic installations, spatial environments for sound and vision, and contemporary sculpture using rapid prototyping.

We work collaboratively on a number of themes, including the nature of both pleasure and perceptual experience, and our research in applied art embraces traditional and advanced new technologies in the creation of domestic, industrial and gallery works.

Careers

DMU is committed to supporting the development of its Early Career Researchers. More information of the training and development available can be found throughout this section and details of those courses particularly aimed at Early Career Research staff can be found here. The development of research students rests with the Doctoral College.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Formal Review
  • Annual Review
  • Progress Reports
  • Thesis Submission

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

In order to be admitted as a candidate for a research degree an applicant shall normally:

  • Possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which the University deems to be equivalent (eg. an overseas qualification); and
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of the English language to the satisfaction of the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Part time fees:

  • EU/EEA - £2165 per year.
  • NON-EU/EEA -  £6,100 per year.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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