Becoming an advanced student in the arts and humanities is a rewarding experience. You’ll be facing new challenges, understanding the world at ever deeper levels and drawing on all your creative and intellectual potential.
Our masters and PhD students work with experienced academics, exploring new ideas and testing the boundaries of knowledge. Whether your studies are in a taught format or based on independent research, you will benefit from a stimulating peer group and supervisory teams that push you to achieve your best.
The university can explore the possibility of funding with appropriate students, and there are a range of progress procedures in place designed to help you achieve your goals, guaranteeing regular, invaluable feedback on your work.
Brighton has a strong record in cross-disciplinary humanities with postgrad students all benefitting from a shared pool of modules. This allows considerable freedom over the trajectory of a course and is excellent preparation for the final dissertation and proposals for further research study
Scholarly practices across the humanities include critical and theoretical analysis, archive research, close observation and reasoning and a qualitative appreciation of the full range of human activity. Work is formulated and presented typically in written formats, with an emphasis on cogent argument and effective writing skills.
Students have a range of material for primary investigation, from the written text or recorded word, still or moving images, artefacts and cultural activities. Taught courses and research are built on intellectual contextualisation and a close interrogation and sophisticated critique of primary material and secondary texts.
With its roots in the historic Brighton Art School, the college has established itself a leader in scholarly practices for creative industries and engagement. Courses include those with specialist professional trajectories and those which develop intellectual engagement with personal or entrepreneurial creative ambitions.
Students enjoy a productive and inspiring postgraduate culture, one which harnesses critical and theoretical understanding, expert skills in production and a base of contemporary imaginative inquiry. Scholarly practices promote investigations of what can be known and understood through creative activity and product, and what can be communicated, fostered or changed through such activities across a range of audiences and societies.