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MRes Art, Design and Architecture

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Art & Design Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The master of research (MRes) is a qualification specifically aimed atmakers, designers and thinkers who wish to undertake an independent critical and creative study within the disciplines offered by the university. You will follow a programme of study and independent learning which combine practical and theoretical approaches to maker cultures to offer a unique foundation for innovative research practices, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for doctoral level study. You will be supported in developing your own, cross-disciplinary research area by engaging with the varied expertise across the Arts University Bournemouth. You will develop mastery in the theories, methods and practices of research through independent study and through a taught programme of lectures, seminars and workshops offered by researchers and professionals working in the field. On completion of the course you will have gained intellectual, technical and professional skills with which to conduct high-quality research in preparation of further study at a doctoral level (PhD) or as part of research-led projects in the creative and cultural industries.

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 and/or for initiating and managing innovative and complex projects in the creative and cultural industries.

Different course options

Full time | Arts University Bournemouth | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification and must also hold a relevant English Language qualification.