Research course


University of the West of England, Bristol · Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

If you are looking to undertake research in a specific area of humanities, the creative arts, culture, journalism or media, this Masters in Research (MRes) is the ideal postgraduate course.

The MRes is designed for individuals with a clear idea of which direction they want their academic studies to go in by enabling you to study your chosen cultural or creative field in depth and develop the necessary research and study skills.

The MRes is staffed by experts in a range of different disciplines who have extensive experience in research and who are actively engaged in a number of varied research projects.

You set the direction

The MRes differs in a number of ways to a taught MA through its emphasis on an in-depth independent study. You will select the subject you want your research to focus on which will determine the name of the award you are working towards. Your research project can take the form of either a solely written dissertation or a combination of writing and practice.

Award titles available include: Creative Practice, Culture, Media, English Literature, History, Film, Linguistics, English Language, Journalism, Applied Arts, Art, Design, and Digital Media.

Well supported on your journey

Having a high degree of autonomy is central to this type of postgraduate study, but you will also be well supported by your supervisor, who will be there to guide and advise you throughout. In addition, you will study two taught modules, designed to give you a solid grounding in research methodologies, and also develop your knowledge of your chosen discipline.

Part of a vibrant community

By undertaking your MRes at UWE Bristol, you will be joining a vibrant postgraduate research community, which includes a number of established research centres in different cultural and creative fields, including the Digital Cultures Research Centre, the Centre for Moving Image Research, the Bristol Centre for Linguistics and the Regional History Centre.You will benefit from these centres' strong connections and collaborations with a range of partners in Bristol, regionally and internationally.

We encourage applications from those who have studied their subject at undergraduate level, as well as those already working in professional practice. It is ideal preparation for PhD study and for careers in the cultural and creative industries.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

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Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months months
full time
12 months months

Course contact details

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