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Arts University Bournemouth

M.Res. On Campus
12 months
Duration
18500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
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About

The Master of Research (MRes Arts) from Arts University Bournemouth is a qualification specifically aimed at makers, designers and thinkers who wish to undertake an independent, critical and creative study within and across the disciplines offered by the university.

Overview

The Master of Research (MRes Arts) from Arts University Bournemouth aims to develop your research skills and provide a good preparation for doctoral study.

We provide an opportunity for individuals from a range of creative and academic backgrounds to gain a critical appreciation of maker cultures to advance innovative research practices in the arts.

Course philosophy

The MRes Arts offers a unique foundation for innovative research in the arts, media, design and architecture. It asks you to engage in a socially and ethically responsible research practice where making occupies a central part of the research to develop new ways of looking, reading and understanding our interaction with things, the environment and each other. You will follow a programme of study which combines practical and theoretical approaches to making and maker cultures, emphasising the knowledge and skills needed for doctoral study.

You will be supported in developing your own disciplinary, or cross-disciplinary research area by engaging with the diverse expertise across the Arts University Bournemouth. You will develop mastery in the theories, methods and practices of research through independent study and a taught programme of lectures, seminars and workshops offered by researchers and professionals working in the field.

Central to the course is your Independent Research Project, which is developed from your initial proposal submitted as part of your application. The Independent Research Project will combine documentation of practical work, critical reflection and contextualisation into an integrated thesis of 15,000-20,000 words.

On completion of the course, you will have gained intellectual, technical and professional skills which will allow you to conduct high-quality research. This will prepare you for further study at a doctoral level (PhD) or as part of research-led projects in the creative and cultural industries.

Programme Structure

As part of the course you will:

  • Create and take part in current critical practice and debate at the forefront of disciplinary boundaries
  • Gain skills in research, analysis, conceptualisation, argument and complex problem-solving
  • Develop confidence for PhD study.
  • Develop the necessary competence for initiating and managing advanced research projects in the creative and cultural industries.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

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

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.
90
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply, you should complete an application form on the online application portal.  
  • You will be required to include a project proposal which outlines your specific area of interest and your focus for investigation, as well as a personal statement which explains your motivation for applying for this programme of study, and any relevant experience or skills.  
  • We can only accept candidates with projects which are aligned to our staff expertise.
  • We aim to interview all applicants who demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course.  
  • Interviews are used to assess whether you have the necessary skills and capabilities, and whether this programme is appropriate to your interests and aspirations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU fees - £4,000 per annum (part time)
    • International (Non-EU): £9,250 per annum (part-time)

Funding

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