Research course


University of Salford · School of Media, Music and Performance

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 Journalism at Salford:

  • Gain high-level research and project-development skills that are prized in the field of journalism
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area of study
  • Acquire research skills by working with leading academics at MediaCityUK.

Course Summary

This MRes is an opportunity to advance your career or prepare the ground for further research study at doctoral level.

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

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

Plus you will choose from a range of leading-edge options available at taught Masters level in Journalism at Salford.

You will gain high-level knowledge of research techniques and theories. And you will put this into practice in a field of your choice, through an individually-designed and organised research project in your chosen field.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 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 £6,000

Part-time £1,000 per 30 credits

Full-time International £11,310

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 Service
+44 (0)161 295 4545