Research course

Master of Research in Art & Design

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above) is normally required for entry. However, applicants with relevant professional experience or qualifications are welcomed and will be considered individually and students who have a weaker overall undergraduate degree but who have demonstrated excellence in the theoretical aspects of Art & Design will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes (A&D), Master of Research in Art & Design is ideal for students who want to prepare for doctoral level research in Art & Design (PhD or Professional Doctorate) or to develop a range of advanced creative research skills to enhance their art or design practice or career, nationally and internationally.

The programme is suitable for students with little or no background experience of research from any field, as well as those with previous experience of professional and/or academic research in Art and Design or a related field.

Our seminar-based teaching is combined with online delivery and assessment. This means that the programme can be studied flexibly on campus and/or from a remote location. Students may elect to spend all or some of their time studying on campus or from a remote location, and can swap between modes with ease.

Cardiff School of Art and Design has creative research at its heart. It is home to a range of centres and groups engaged in world-leading creative and interdisciplinary research, drawing upon the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Philosophies.

You may wish to locate your research project within one of these groups or to develop an independent enquiry.

Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaborations are encouraged. We support our students to work with other research disciplines, commercial and community sectors in society around the world, as well as research centres across the wider University.

We will work with you to put together a workable and attractive research proposal for further research and study. We will also help you to connect with other researchers around the world.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 (6.5 listening and 6.0 in each other element) standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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