Saturday, April 28, 2018

Master of Research Studentships at Glasgow School of Art in UK, 2018

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is Scotland's only public self-governing art school offering university-level programmes and research in architecture, fine art and design.

Glasgow School of Art is housed in a number of buildings in the centre of Glasgow, including one of Glasgow's most famous buildings, the Mackintosh Building, often considered the masterpiece of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, built 1897-1909. Severely damaged by a fire in May 2014, the building is now undergoing a careful restoration. The Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2019.

Founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Government School of Design, it changed its name to The Glasgow School of Art in 1853. It was first located at 12 Ingram Street and moved to the McLellan Galleries in 1869. In 1897, work started on a new building to house the school on Renfrew Street. The building was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, chosen for the commission by the school's director, Francis Newbery, who oversaw a period of expansion and fast-growing reputation. The first half of the building was completed in 1899 and the second half in 1909. The School's campus has grown since that time and in 2009, an international architectural competition was held to find an architect-led design team who would develop the Campus Masterplan and design the Phase 1 building. The competition was won by New York-based Steven Holl Architects working with Glasgow-based JM Architects. The Reid Building was completed in 2014 and sits opposite the Mackintosh Building on a site previously occupied by the Foulis, Assembly and Newbery Tower Buildings.

The school has produced most of Scotland's leading contemporary artists including, since 2005, 30% of Turner Prize nominees and four recent Turner Prize winners: Simon Starling in 2005, Richard Wright in 2009, Martin Boyce in 2011 and Duncan Campbell in 2014. The School of Architecture is highly rated by the architecture profession and the School of Design has been described by Design Week as "leaders in design education".


  • The funded places are open to Home/EU applicants.
  • Generally the School expects all students to demonstrate proficiency in the English language, which for UK students is normally shown by a Higher or GCSE in English. International applicants will normally be expected to provide evidence of attainment equivalent to IELTS for UKVI (Academic) at 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in each component) from a UKVI approved test centre.

Application Materials:

  • Completed Application Form (see links below).
  • Personal Statement (approx. 500 words).
  • Evidence of Academic Qualifications (Certified photocopies/Transcripts).
  • Academic References (1 or 2).
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency e.g. IELTS (if appropriate).
  • Copy of Passport (if appropriate).

How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online.

Alternatively you may wish to e-mail all the required documents to (please be advised that ZIP files cannot be submitted for consideration).

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