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Media, Art and Design By Research, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time tuition fee:  £2,690

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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