Taught course

MA by Research

Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
MA by research

Entry requirements

You will normally have a good undergraduate honours degree or equivalent. Candidates submit a proposal as part of the application process and if it can be supervised and supported they are invited for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Study undertaken at masters level runs for a year (full-time) and explores aspects of knowledge at the forefront of an academic or professional discipline. Students are expected to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, and to gain understanding of how the boundaries of knowledge are advanced through research. They will be able to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively.

A MA by Research thesis will not normally exceed 30,000 words (excluding ancillary matter such as footnotes). When the submission is accompanied by material in other than written form, the written component should normally be within 10,000 – 15,000 words.

Find out more: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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