Taught course

MRes Arts

Arts University Bournemouth

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) in Arts, Design or Media (2:1 or above). Applicants will usually have a 2.1 or equivalent undergraduate level but, most importantly, will be interested in experimentation and innovative practice within a structured framework leading to Masters outcomes. Applicants with other than the required academic qualifications may be considered for entry if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that they have the potential to fulfill the objectives of the course of study and to achieve the standard of the final award.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

The MRes Arts (Master of Research) is a qualification specifically aimed at makers, designers and thinkers who wish to undertake an independent, critical and creative study within and across the disciplines offered by the university.

This course can be studied full- or part-time and has start dates for both modes of study in October and February.

As part of the course you will:

  • Create and take part in current critical practice and debate at the forefront of your discipline.
  • Gain skills in research, analysis, conceptualisation, argumentation, presentation and complex problem-solving.
  • Develop confidence for PhD study.
  • Develop the necessary competence for initiating and managing advanced research projects in the creative and cultural industries.

The course comprises of three units of study:

  • Research Practices in the Arts: an introduction to practical and theoretical approaches to research (60 credits).
  • Independent Research Project 1: independent exploration of your research question through experimentation, case study or pilot study, to test your methodological approach (60 credits).
  • Independent Research Project 2: synthesis of your research findings and presentation of your investigation (60 credits).

Fees and funding

As a masters degree, Home/EU students on this course will be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England to help cover the cost of fees and living expenses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01202 363228