menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
MA Media, Art and Design by Research

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication / Media Art & Design Film / Video / Television Production

Course type


Course Summary

Why Media, Art and Design by Research?

The MA by Research in Media Art and Design offers you the chance to continue your studies at postgraduate level in several speciality research areas.

As a postgraduate MA student enrolled on this programme you will join a department with over thirty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and award-winning professional practice.

You will join a vibrant community of researchers and practitioners and play a role in contributing to the culture of research and practice-based research that exists within the department.

We are pleased to welcome students from a variety of backgrounds on to this MA. Whether you are moving straight from your undergraduate studies, or perhaps you are returning to high education as a mature student, you will find that the MA by Research in Media, Art and Design provides a supporting research community in which you will have the chance to flourish.

The programme leads to a significant qualification but could also fast track successful applicants to MPhil and ultimately to PhD qualifications.


The MA by Research in Media, Art and Design is offered via two modes: A traditional research mode that consists of supervised academic study culminating in the submission of a written thesis of 25,000 words. A practice­ based mode that consists of supervised work on a body of creative practice that culminates in the submission of a project or portfolio equivalent to 15,000-20,000 words, together with a reflective analysis of no less than 5,000 words and no more than 10,000. The combined word count equivalent for a practice-based submission should not exceed 25,000 words.

What can I do next?

The skills and specialisms that you will gain from the MA by Research in Media, Art and Design will vary depending on whether you choose to produce a written thesis or a practice-based research project, as well as also depending on what subject you have chosen to focus on. That said, the skills and specialist knowledge developed during the programme will provide you with additional grounding for a career within the landscape of media, art and design employment.

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

This programme is based upon supervised but largely independent study. A 2:2 honours degree in the specialism chosen is required for master’s study. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more

Similar courses at this uni

Film Studies PhD

Full time | 3 years | FEB-21

Film Studies MPhil

Full time | 2 years | OCT-20