What will I learn?

This course encourages individual, practice led research projects that explore aspects of the art of children’s book illustration from the perspective of high-level practice. We look for research proposals that are informed by personal practice and demonstrate an ambition to examine an area or aspect of children’s book illustration through a combination of creative and theoretical enquiry. Using your personal creative practice as a research tool, you’ll produce distinctive contributions to the growing knowledge pool in this area. All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

You’ll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities. We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, and encourage you to get involved with external activities like exhibiting, curating, conference organization and presenting papers. There may be opportunities to take part in collaborative projects with our Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and our annual trips to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Many research students in this discipline are seeking to combine high-level professional creative practice with academic careers. You can also request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Which department am I in?

Cambridge School of Art

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£13,500.00 (US$ 16,658) per year
Bench fees: In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020, 18 January 2021, 26 April 2021

Venue

Cambridge Campus

East Road,

Cambridge,

Cambridgeshire,

CB1 1PT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor degree with final GPA of 2.7; a recognised pre-Masters course. Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

For international students

Students will need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area. Students will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test).

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