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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Visual Communication Art History & Criticism Visual Arts

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

The masters degree by research (MRes) will appeal to those who possess a sound understanding of the subject and have developed a clear idea of a research topic.

The MRes offers an invaluable opportunity to work on material that might well form part of a future PhD thesis. In this sense, an MRes, as a substantial piece of original academic work, might well prove to be a decisive advantage when seeking future funding for doctoral study.

Research areas

  • Nineteenth-century art and cultural exchange
  • Collecting, reception and revival
  • Photography, film and spectatorship
  • Politics and identity

All research students have access to:

  • dedicated study space
  • excellent IT network
  • photocopying and printing allowance
  • inter-library loan service
  • funding for conference and research trips.


The dissertation is worth 150 credits. You will agree a research topic with your supervisors. Your 35,000 word dissertation is submitted at the end of the year which is marked by both an internal and an external examiner with the possibility of a viva to confirm the award.

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

2:1 (or international equivalent) in art history or a related subject.