Research course


University of Salford · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant field. Those applicants not in possession of these entry requirements, but who have amassed practical experience in the cultural and creative sectors, will be considered for entry in line with the University’s APL procedure. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Media at Salford:

  • Gain high-level research and project-development skills prized in the media industry
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject area
  • Significantly improve your research skills by working with leading academics at MediaCityUK.

Course Summary

This course is an opportunity to fast-track your career or prepare the ground for further research at doctoral level.

During your time with us, you will learn high-level research and project development skills through three progressively-linked core research modules:

  • Research Methods and Methodologies
  • Formulating Research Projects
  • MRes Research Project.

You will leave us with an expert knowledge of research techniques and theories, and put these into practice in a field of your choice through an individually designed and organised major research project in your chosen field of media.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 will also be required for non-native English language speakers.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £7,885

Part-time £1,314 per 30 credits

Full-time International £10,280

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £7,000

Part-time £1,167 per 30 credits

Full-time International £12,500

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0)161 295 4646