Research course

Design

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have:

A First or Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) Degree, or equivalent award, in Design or a related subject

and/or

Appropriate research or professional experience, which can be verified by evidence of achievement. This might include, for example, experience in a studio, as a practitioner with an appropriate track-record of exhibiting and/or producing work, or of having worked in the media industries, or for an arts or heritage organisation, museum etc.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

This MRes is a unique opportunity to work with national and international experts in Design while, at the same time, developing yourself as an expert in the field.

One of very few such courses in the UK, the MRes will enable you to acquire fundamental research skills while carrying out a major research project of your choice.

The MRes offers an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study (e.g. a PhD) or to acquire, transferrable employer-related skills in areas such as project planning and management, time management, research and data analysis, digital literacy and report writing.

Key features

  • A bridge from undergraduate to postgraduate study
  • Develop advanced research skills (e.g. in areas such as literature review and research methods)
  • Work with national and international experts in your field
  • Develop your practice and/or carry out a major research project in a topic of your choice
  • Acquire project management skills including: independent working; being able to devise, research, and execute a substantial research project; the ability to set goals, priorities and schedules; and to develop data analysis skills such as using electronic and online resources.

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to demonstrate comparable prior subject experience and to have an appropriate level of written and spoken English (normally an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in written English).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182