The Master of Research is a pioneering postgraduate research degree offered across all Schools at the GSA. It offers students a unique opportunity to design and undertake a research project, which is either practice-based or theoretical.
The Master of Research prepares students for doctoral study and is not a taught programme – it combines tailored research training, delivered in seasonal schools: winter; spring and autumn at our Creative Campus, Highlands & Islands, alongside a substantial component of independent research under the direction of a supervisory team.
The creative practice you will find in these pages is the focus of the iterative research approach and is a major aspect of its experiential nature. This involves exploring creative practice through critical inquiry: making, reading, writing, thinking, discussion and reflection.
These research inquiries address contextually located social and cultural challenges, driven and informed through engagement with communities. The development and expression of participatory practice is central to the research ethos.