12 months
17170 GBP/year
4473 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This interdisciplinary ResM Art, Design and Architecture course offered at University of Plymouth, allows you to investigate the creative relationships between and within theories, methods and practices in the fields of art, design and architecture. 

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Join a vibrant research-led practice School with a team established at International level through participation in conference committees, research networks and grants, juries and editorial boards.

By breaking through the traditional boundaries of media and digital art, spatial and environmental design, and architecture, the ResM Art, Design and Architecture  at University of Plymouth  teaches you to embed theory in critical practice and to build a research career with skills vital in academia and creative industries alike. 

Key features

  • Become an independent and forward thinking researcher working among around 100 research students within the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
  • Work with interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary strategies and methodologies within/across supervisory teams based at one or more areas of our research excellence: Artistic Research Cluster, Art + Sound, Architecture Research, Design Knowledge, Environmental Building, i-DAT, Land/Water, Transtechnology Research, PUMAr, Moving Image, Photography, and Message Research.
  • Specialise in one or across several fields including: Photography, Media Arts, Film and Video, TV Art, Fine Art (including: painting, sculpture, video, sound and performance, printmaking, and site-based work), Digital Art and Technology, Design, Graphics and Communication, Illustration, Publishing,    Architecture, Urban Studies, Built Environment
  • Benefit from a flexible approach to learning.
  • An opportunity for a transfer route into a PhD programme.
  • Access exclusive technological facilities including the Immersive Vision Theatre and IBM funded Smarter Planet lab.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Skills and Methodologies in Art, Design and Architecture 
  • Research in the Arts and Humanities 
  • Independent Research
  • Thesis and assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date

For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A high 2.1 BA Hons or BSc degree (in any area related to the Arts, Design or Architecture) and 70 per cent or above in your final year BA/BSc dissertation.
  • International students: please also note that you will need to have achieved at least 6.5 in ILETS or equivalent exams.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17170 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4473 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4473 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part time £3,030
  • Part time International £8,585

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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