Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a 2:1 honours degree (minimum) in a discipline related to arts and media, or an initial degree in another subject, plus evidence of certificated learning in an arts and media subject or related experience. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

Applicants should also provide a research proposal, no more than 750 words. This should include an overview of the study in question, proposed methodology and indicative reading list.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Arts and Media is a cross-departmental postgraduate research degree in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. It offers an exciting opportunity to undertake research within the disciplines of art and design, performing arts and media. This can be accomplished either through practice-led projects or more traditional text-based approaches.

You will begin your studies evaluating the tools of research design and methods through two taught modules, and then will apply these in an extensive research project in an area of arts and media in which you are passionate.

The programme is geared towards facilitating your research interests, and you will be matched with staff who share these and will be able to guide you in your explorations and discoveries. The course will prepare students for further postgraduate research at MPhil/Doctor of Philosophy level and beyond.

The course is taught through a combination of seminars, tutorials and the close supervision of written and creative work.

There is the option of taking the course as an online, distance programme, supported throughout by supervisory support and guidance as well as access to online lectures.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

For those who do not have IELTS or an acceptable in-country English language qualification, the University of Chester has developed its own online English language test which applicants can take for just £50.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Arts and Media