Research course

Arts and Media (MRes)

University of Chester · Faculty of Arts and Media

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

The MRes in Arts and Media is an exciting opportunity to experience research within the dicsiplines of art and design, performing arts and media. Supervised and taught by highly specialised and expert staff, during this course you will have the option of exploring your research through performance, arts/media practice and more traditional text-based approaches.

Why Study Arts and Media with us?

Our course is located in the School of Arts and Media, where there is a vibrant community of staff and students pursuing arts and media disciplines using a variety of methodologies with a plethora of outputs. The MRes is geared towards facilitating your individual research interests, and you will be matched with staff able to guide you in your explorations, research and practical activity.

The sites where the course is taught have the facilities that you would expect in order to be successful in arts and media research, including specialist studio spaces together with specialist equipment, technology and software.


The MRes in Arts and Media comprises 180 credits, including 40 credits of taught modules. These are grouped by specific subject area:

  • Art and Design
  • Performing Arts (drama, dance and music)
  • Media

You will have the opportunity to shape your final project (140 credits) with guidance from a specialist tutor in this area.

How will I be taught?

Taught modules are delivered via lectures, seminars and tutorials, and will be around 200 learning hours in total (including 176 hours' independent study), depending on the module/subject area.

How will I be assessed?

Teaching and assessment through the taught modules focus on preparing you for your final project, which will be a critical investigation into arts and media practices. This may be in the form of a dissertation, exhibition, performance or portfolio of creative work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Arts and Media