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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Computer Science Graphic Design

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes Creative Computing will give you a material understanding of computational technologies in the context of creative computing research.

Course overview

You will be introduced to innovative research methods, the knowledge domain of creative computing and research design in an interdisciplinary context.

The course specifically supports progression to MPhill/PhD both within the Creative Computing Institute and elsewhere. It is a good fit for someone looking to develop a research career in academia or industry. And for someone who wants to know how research is carried out in the interdisciplinary domain of creative computing.

As a student at the UAL Creative Computing Institute you will study in a specialist and research rich environment.

The Institute provides dedicated technical resources and access to an Institute wide lecture programme and further opportunities to engage with Institute researchers and practitioners through additional events, seminars and workshops.

By studying at the UAL Creative Computing Institute, you will join at network of creative researchers excited by the potential of computational technologies.

As an MRes student you will engage with the following core Creative Computing Institute research themes:

Creativity, Machine Learning and AI

Explores how a foundational technology of the 21st century can be used in creative ways and examines how people will act with such technologies in deploying their personal and collective creativity.

Human Computer Interaction

Explores how we behave with emerging technologies and what they will mean for products, services and culture

Platforms, Big Data and Digital Citizenship

Explores how the huge amount of data aggregated to the key platforms of our time can be understood, explored and contribute to a public discourse of a globalised and networked society.

Career paths

Graduates will be well placed to work in the following areas:

Technology Research
Academic Research
Creative AI
Creative Technology
User Research and Testing
Interdisciplinary Research
Research Software Development
Digital Product Development


An introduction to the key domains of knowledge at play in creative computing research. You will develop a literature review based on concepts developed in this unit.

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Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either the broad fields of: Computer science, Science and technology studies, Data science, Computing, a joint computer sciences and arts/humanities degree, or a closely related subject or, from a creative discipline with substantial computational practice such as: Interaction Design, Interactive Media Design, Web Design / Development, Games Design / Development, Communication Design, Digital Design, Product Design.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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