Research course

Research Degrees in the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Media, Arts and Performance
MA by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

You will have the minimum of a first or upper second class Honours degree of a university of other institution with degree-awarding powers in the United Kingdom, or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

You will also need to demonstrate high levels of potential and motivation for research. International applications will need to meet the requirements of the UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy.

You are advised to check that you meet the English language requirements at: Entry level requirements


Months of entry

October, March

Course content

About the course

The Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance (RIMAP) offers research-based MA, MPhil and PhD opportunities. The Institute has many years of experience supervising research students to completion, as well as an established expertise in a number of specialist areas.

Key features

  • Full support of specialised research groups in film and cross-media research, new media research, journalism and political communication and practice-based research
Career opportunities
Career opportunities are dependent upon specific areas of study, but employment prospects in education, media organisations, the creative industries and government are all greatly enhanced by research qualifications.
The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:
  • Media, new media, social media
  • Journalism
  • Creative writing
  • Music technology
  • Film, adaptation
  • Dance, dance and technology, choreography
  • Performance analysis
  • Theatre
  • Intercultural performance
  • English literature
  • Travel writing

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: English language requirements

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: Fees & Funding

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
Variable months


full time
Variable months


full time
Variable months

Course contact details

Research Graduate School