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Visual and Arts-based Methods MSc by Research

Visual and Arts-based Methods MSc by Research

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Visual Arts Research Methods (Science) Cognitive Psychology

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Course Summary


Visual methods are becoming an increasingly popular option in psychology and the social sciences and this course will further develop your skills in collecting, analysing and editing visual and arts-based data in research. Build on your own interests, networks and communities while you apply your artistic and visual skills to an independent research project.

Why study MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research at Middlesex University?

This MRes is ideal for those wanting to develop their ability in visual and creative research methods and apply these skills to their area of interest. You will become part of our thriving creative community and take part in the visual and creative projects in the department as well as showcase your own work at internal and external events.

You will be taught by internationally recognised researchers with expertise across different visual modes and art-forms on a one-to-one basis. Your workshops, tutorials and seminars will be tailored to your previous skills and experience, specific needs and requirements, current interests and research aims. You will also be able to pursue a specific research project in collaboration with experts in the field.

Become part of a national and international collaborative research network and have the opportunity to join our Visual and Arts-based Research Group, and have a visual researcher as your dedicated supervisor.


How is the MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research taught?

This programme is a unique, research-based course, which does not follow the traditional model of lectures and exams. You will join the research community through an ongoing series of workshops and optional lectures. The MRes will enable you to excel in both the academic sector and the job market through individually tailored learning experiences.


How can the MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research support your career?

The use of audio-visual, creative and innovative methodologies is becoming part of our daily language within and outside academia. This MRes will help develop your research, dissemination and public engagement skills as well as your own personal creativity and research skills; skills that are highly sought after in the current job market.

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Entry requirements

Students normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in any discipline. Entry is subject to the proposed project being accepted. Each application will be considered on its individual merits. Prior experience with visual and arts-based methods is welcome but not required. Students with less experience, or who wish to do so, will be able to attend lectures and other learning activities from the course Visual Research Methods.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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