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Full time | University of Worcester | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Film Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This is a unique opportunity for you'to work with national and international experts in Film while, at the same time, developing yourself as an expert in the field.

One of very few such courses in the UK, this MRes will enable you to acquire fundamental research skills while carrying out a major research project of your choice. The MRes offers an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study (e.g. a PhD) or to acquire, transferrable employer-related skills.

Key features

  • Develop advanced research skills (e.g. in areas such as literature review and research methods)
  • Work with national and international experts in your field
  • Carry out a major research project in a topic of your choice
  • Acquire transferable skills in areas such as project planning and management, time management, research and data analysis, digital literacy and report writing

How will you be taught?

You will be taught via a combination of classroom modules and supervisor-supported independent study. Lectures are used to impart the core knowledge essential to each component of the course, while also, generally, being interactive. Analysis, problem solving skills, and, most importantly, the application of knowledge to your own project are all developed through interactive seminars and workshops. On RTP405 and MHCA4001, both lectures and workshops are delivered principally via guest sessions in which the varied expertise of teaching staff across arts, humanities and the University as a whole will support the development of the broad, rounded skills that the MRes is designed to develop. Research skills are developed through classroom activities and assessments (as described above) but also in conjunction with supervisors on the supervisor-led modules MHCA4002 and MHCA4005. This close working with the supervisor, who will be an expert in your field of study, will foster the more specific research skills required for your subject. By successful completion of the course, you will be beginning to develop as an expert in your field.

Where could it take you?

This course will help you to develop both intellectual and technical competencies in research. It will prepare you for academic careers by covering the fundamental components of academic research: developing a topic, literature review, method and analysis, and the planning and execution of a substantial piece of written or practical research. Through the 'apprenticeship' model, your work will be closely integrated with that of an expert supervisor and with an academic department giving you valuable experience of contributing to and working within a community of scholars. This will allow possible development towards further postgraduate research such as a PhD. From our first intake onto the MRes programme in 2016-17, two of our graduates went on to gain competitive, fully-funded 3 year PhD bursaries in the region.

An MRes in Film will also help you to progress towards a career in equivalent research-based employment. This might include, for example, in the media and film industries, arts organisations or cinemas, as an artist or media practitioner, or work for a relevant government organisation, NGO, production company, museum. In the context of an ever-expanding information economy, an MRes would prepare you for work in any organisation looking for literate and research trained staff. Further support will be available to you via the Research School's Student Researcher Development Programme. This provides workshops in, amongst other things, oral presentations, public engagement, writing CVs, bid writing, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Modules

Developing and Managing Your Research
Research Approaches in the Arts and Humanities
Thesis Preparation Module
MRes Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,290

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have: A First or Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) Degree, or equivalent award, in Film or a related subject and/or Appropriate research or professional experience, which can be verified by evidence of achievement. research related experience in the TV or film industries, local arts, writing or film groups, as an artist or media practitioner, or work for a relative government organisation, NGO, cinema, arts studio, museum, etc.