Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree or equivalent. Knowledge of digital media production and a proficiency in computer-based technologies. Candidates will normally be interviewed and will be required to submit a portfolio of relevant material.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes Digital Art and Technology is a hybrid arts/science/technology programme delivered in online/offline spaces. It offers a critical engagement with emergent practices in arts and technology. The course provides a rich and supportive learning environment for the production of new media practice within a critical context. Previous students have come from a range of backgrounds, including artists, designers, technologists, curators, musicians, film/video makers, performers, teachers, writers, programmers, architects, and other creative producers. This programme offer a creative community for trans-disciplinary practice in art and technology, aiming to define and establish new fields of practice and critical discourse through the creative and innovative application of digital technologies.

The MRes in Digital Art and Technology operates within the research context of AZTEC (Art, Science, Technology Research consortium, that includes the Planetary Collegium). The programme builds on the strong foundations provided by the BA/BSc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology Programme (B-DAT) and provides connections to the PhD programmes of study and the activities of Research Groups in the Centre for Media Art & Design Research in the School of Art & Media. That the programme is available as arts-science-research awards reflects our trans-disciplinary ambitions across the fields of art and technology. The hybrid approach is underpinned by a historical and critical tradition that regards cultural and technological processes as inextricably linked. Adopting this position in relation to emergent and transformational practices allows the programme to respond critically to changes in the mode of production, as well as the pervasive influence of networked informational communications, bio/nano-technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics and neural networks.

Information for international students

Competency in spoken and written English required (IELTS 6.5 minimum or equivalent).

Fees and funding

The new Postgraduate Loan for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for students commencing in the 2016-17 academic year.

As part of a new government funded masters loan scheme, masters students who are under the age of 60 can now access a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards the cost of their study.

The loans will be available for both taught and research masters programmes across all disciplines and subject areas (excluding PGCE, PgCert, PgDip, MClinRes or ResM).

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1752 585858