12 months
14900 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University is an ideal place to undertake MRes research. 

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You will join a small, vibrant and diverse group of MRes students and will be supervised by academics of international standing. Arts and Creative Industries  research students at London South Bank University  often work together organising conferences, assisting academics in editing academic journals and publications and leading research-related events and symposia.

Our applied research tackles real-world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice-based research, empirical work on audiences and cultural institutions, as well as theory-driven analysis. We offer supervision in a variety of fields and we welcome diverse projects. 80% of our research was awarded 3* out of 4* for impact – ‘very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance’ – by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Why research at LSBU?

We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice-based research.

Take full advantage of the proximity to London's cultural quarter by attending professional workshops, gaining temporary employment and participating in research events.

Elephant Studios: multi-million pound studio facilities at the forefront of digital technologies and multimedia practice for creative students.

Hone your networking skills and boost your employability by attending guest lectures and participating in live briefs and collaborations with industry professionals.

Programme Structure

We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice-based research.

We welcome proposals in all areas of research relevant to the School, but are particularly interested in applications which relate to one or more of the following:

  • online network cultures and the networked image
  • art and technology
  • cultural policy
  • museum studies
  • performance and borders
  • performance and digital technologies
  • institutional and educational evaluation
  • digital storytelling (including digital journalism)
  • sonic culture
  • audience research
  • production research (including games and VR/AR/MR)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have:

  • a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level.
  • two academic references
  • proof of all of your qualifications.
  • PhD proposal (contact Elena Marchevska for instructions)
  • if English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

You will be required to attend an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time fees: 

  • UK fee: £2265
  • International fee: £7450

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


International undergraduate and postgraduate students scholarships:

    International Scholarships
  • LSBU is offering scholarships and discounts to hundreds of students via our International Scholarships
  • International Merit Scholarships
  • We offer students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000 on each full academic year's tuition fees.
    LSBU Loyalty Award
  • We offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU graduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and eligible alumni.
    ONCAMPUS London South Bank Merit Scholarship
  • 25% fee reduction to ONCAMPUS London South Bank students progressing to university degree programmes.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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