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Research Degrees

We encourage applications for practice-based and/or written research degrees in arts, design and media disciplines. A written research degree presents the research methodology, research process, theoretical/historical analysis and insights in written thesis.

A practice-based research degree will include an element of your own creative work, for example, fine art practice, design, film, performance, photography.

In such cases, the ‘thesis’ presented is understood to mean the totality of the work submitted for the degree, which will include the creative work itself (or its documentation) and a written text contextualising the research.

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Apply for a Research Degree

Find out how you to apply for research degree study across a wide spectrum of arts, design and media areas at Norwich University of the Arts.

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Research Students

Explore the work of our art and design research students at Norwich University of the Arts. Read thesis and research topics.

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Norwich University of the Arts academics work as Research Supervisors across arts, design and media. Discover the backgrounds of our Research Supervisors.

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Work with us

We welcome enquiries about applied and collaborative activities and opportunities. If you are interested in working with us, if you have a question, or, if you would like further information about our research and researchers, please contact:



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