Taught course


UWE Bristol · Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education

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Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

**Please note that new student recruitment to this course has been suspended for the September 2020 intake. Applications for 2021 should be made from October 2020.**

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.

This course 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.

Our staff are experts in a range of different disciplines with extensive experience in research. They 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

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 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.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study.

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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