1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 8,497
GBP 6,030
Foreign students
USD 20,292
GBP 14,400
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Arts and Cultural Research MRes is designed to prepare you for a number of career options as a researcher or research-informed practitioner, for example in arts administration, professional creative practice or academia.

Based in a college with wide-ranging arts and humanities provision, the MRes can support a diversity of student projects. In this way, it offers you the freedom to move between interests as your research develops and the chance to explore different career possibilities.

As preparation for a career in higher education, the MRes bridges the gap between BA and PhD. In asking you to think about your academic and/or creative practice as research, it encourages you to consider how your investigations contribute to your field, which is crucial for doctoral study.

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Normally a good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience, with some demonstration of the ability to work at masters level.
  • You should also be able to demonstrate an aptitude for research in arts and culture, and are likely to have acquired the following knowledge and training:
    • training in a relevant arts and cultural studies discipline (or disciplines)
    • where appropriate, a working knowledge of the language(s) of the area in question
    • a background in the historical, cultural and institutional context of the area to be studied
    • some evidence of engagement with research through undergraduate modules or a dissertation.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.