Taught course

Media and Arts Technology by Research

Queen Mary, University of London · Computer Science

Entry requirements

We seek outstanding applications from students with proven technical and creative abilities who wish to develop their skills and take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the Media and Arts Technology Programme. You will need to have a minimum of an upper-second class degree or equivalent in any science, engineering or design oriented discipline and evidence of programming or mathematical ability.

Months of entry


Course content

This new programme aims to produce postgraduates with excellent technical and creative skills, who have a unique vision of how digital technology transforms creative, technical and social possibilities. You will receive training in the full research cycle including identifying a problem, choosing suitable methods to address it (eg qualitative, experimental, practice-based) and communication of results.

You will develop a critical appreciation of the technical and creative state-of-the art in contemporary applications of digital media. In addition you will learn key technical skills that will enable you to produce new applications of your own. You will then apply this learning to a six-month advanced placement project with one of our partner organisations leading to a thesis (see www.mat.qmul.ac.uk for a full list of our partners).

Programme outline:

Semester one

Core modules:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques (including processing/Max/MSP/Jitter /Arduino)
  • Contemporary Studio Production Techniques (video production, audio production)

Plus one optional module selected from:

  • Digital Broadcasting
  • Java Programming
  • Design for Human Interaction
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Image and Video Processing
  • C++ for Image Processing
  • XML and Structured Information
  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Performance Research (tsubject to availability)

Semesters two

Core modules:

  • Group Project and Advanced Placement Project

Information for international students

International applicants:

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here.

Fees and funding

An upper second class degree is normally required, usually in electronic engineering, computer science, maths or a related discipline. Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of equivalent industrial experience.

For international students we require English language qualifications IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 92 (internet based).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
+44 (0)20 7882 7333