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Creative Practice, M.Res.

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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?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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

All candidates will be required to demonstrate an aptitude for creative practice as research. They will have to present a draft proposal for their proposed creative practice research project and will be interviewed face to face or by Skype by a member or members of the course team.

All candidates must possess either:

  • A good (first, good 2.1 or equivalent) honours degree including a substantial amount of creative practice, or
  • A good Masters degree (distinction, merit or equivalent) in a creative arts, design or media subject, or
  • Demonstration of substantial professional or professional-level experience in creative practice
  • Project proposal

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • UK/EU: £3,000
  • International: £6,750

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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