Creative Practice

University of Westminster

M.Res. On Campus
12 months
14000 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MRes Creative Practice degree offered at the University of Westminster is an ideal stepping stone to further practice-based PhD research, as well as a unique opportunity to realise an ambitious creative project with the support of research-led practitioners across the field of the arts and media. 


The Creative Practice degree offered at the University of Westminster enables you to develop your practice and research skills in arts and media towards the completion of your research project, supported by expert supervision from eminent artists, theorists and designers, as part of CREAM’s extensive practice-based doctoral programme. You will work in close supervision with a researcher practitioner in your field of specialism, to assist you in the development of your individual research project.

You will have the opportunity to select and attend seminar programmes alongside CREAM’s doctorate students and MA students in a range of different art subjects relating to your interests. The current range of research expertise includes photography, experimental and documentary moving image, digital art, curation, music and experimental sound, fashion and ceramics.

The course offers unique opportunities to:

  • develop your creative practice in a renowned research environment
  • study with specialists in your chosen field of practice
  • progress towards PhD Study
  • build valuable connections in research and professional communities in arts and media
  • participate in its rich programme of events and symposia.

Career Path 

The MRES in Creative Practice provides the tools to develop a profession in creative research and scholarship relating to teaching in higher education, working in archival research and related fields, as well as developing your work as a practicing artist, curator, designer and writer working in your chosen field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Project in Creative Practice 
You will develop a practice-based research project of your choice, such as a film, exhibition or installation, addressing your own well-formulated research questions, which you will present at the end of the year along with a short thesis demonstrating and supporting your creative project.
  • Research Methods in Creative Practice 
Taught alongside CREAM’s PhD students, this module addresses key questions such as:
  • What makes artistic or media practice into research?
  • How to formulate research questions for creative practice?
  • How to situate one’s own creative practice in the intellectual and artistic environment?

Key information


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

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.
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) with relevant experience. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial professional or professional-level experience in creative practice, can be considered. 
  • Application should include a proposal of around 500 words for the research project, the applicant wishes to conduct on the course. This will be developed and refined in discussion with the course leader and supervisor during the MRes. Interviews are via Skype.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Creative Practice
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