Media, Art and Design By Research

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Media, Art and Design By Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University offers you the chance to continue your studies at postgraduate level in one of the School’s research specialisms.


As a postgraduate MA student enrolled on this programme you will join a department with over thirty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and award­winning professional practice.

You will join a vibrant community of researchers and practitioners and play a role in contributing to the culture of research and practice­based research that exists within the department.

This Media, Art and Design By Research degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University is not a taught MA, and therefore there are no modules offered. Instead, the individual defines their own set of research questions in conversation with their supervisory team. The range of subjects available for students to research is necessarily constrained by the range of specialisms offered by the supervisors within the School.

The MA by Research in Media, Art and Design will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a supervised programme of independent study and practice in a structured and supportive environment. You will work closely with your supervisors to develop your ideas, refine your research questions, and complete your research project.

What can I do next?

The skills and specialisms that you will gain from the School of Media, Art and Design’s MA by Research will vary depending on whether you choose to produce a written thesis or a practice based research project, as well as also depending on what subject you have chosen to focus on. That said, the skills and specialist knowledge developed during the programme will provide you with additional grounding for a career within the landscape of media, art and design employment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Animation
  • Applied Art
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Film
  • Fine Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is based upon supervised but largely independent study. A 2:2 honours degree in the specialism chosen is required for Masters study. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time tuition fee:  £2,205


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Media, Art and Design By Research
Canterbury Christ Church University