Creative Industries MRes

Art material for use in creative industries
UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start Date
September 2018, January 2019, September 2019, January 2020

Overview

If you're a creative ready to take your studies to the next level, our MRes in Creative Industries is a postgraduate taught degree that can help you achieve your ambitions and land your dream job.

On this course, you'll complete a large research project and tailor your studies to match your career path, while receiving the support you need to develop your skills in research. You can choose to study in any of the schools within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries – including Architecture, Art & Design, Creative Technologies and Media & Performing Arts.

Whether you're planning to go on to further research – such as PhD study – or looking to start your career in a creative industry such as architecture, the media, teaching or the performing arts, then the MRes in Creative Industries will give you the skills you need to succeed.

And when you graduate, you'll do so with one of the following degrees, depending on what you choose to focus on:

  • MRes Architecture
  • MRes Creative Practice
  • MRes Design
  • MRes Design Practice
  • MRes Digital Curation
  • MRes Curation
  • MRes Urban Design
  • MRes Media Industries
  • MRes Screen Writing
  • MResSustainable Innovation
  • MRes Theatre Performance
  • MRes Urban Design
  • MRes Visual Culture
  • MRes Visualisation

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Conduct a detailed research project in the creative field of your choice
  • Learn from experienced and enthusiastic staff who are experts in the field
  • Get experience working in a productive research community, and benefit from satisfying intellectual challenges
  • Take part in formal research training sessions, including peer and critical reviews, grant application, and conference presentation
  • Have access to the faculty's sound and TV studios, technical labs which feature 3D printing facilities, photographic workshops, VR lab, motion capture facilities and computer suites, and our 92-seat theatre with lighting, sound and AV technology
  • Have 24/7 access to our library's resources, including books, ejournals and DVDs

Work experience and career planning

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the creative and cultural industries.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

The MRes in Creative Industries will place you in a strong position to pursue doctoral or research related roles as a career. You'll graduate from the course with valuable research skills and training, which will place you in a strong position to secure employment across private and public sector industries.

Career opportunities include:

  • Research-related careers
  • PhD study
  • Architectural or creative practice
  • Curation
  • Design
  • Teaching
  • Theatre Performance

Entry requirements​

Entry requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree in a related subject.
  • You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application.
  • Applicants may be subject to interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

  • An upper second-class honours degree in a related subject.
  • You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application.
  • Applicants may be subject to interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (September 2018 and January 2019 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full-time: £6,500
  • Part-time: £2,170 (60 credits) in year 1 and £4,330 (120 credits) in year 2 (subject to annual increase)

International students

  • Full-time: £13,200
  • Part-time: £4,400 (60 credits) in year 1 and £8,800 (120 credits) in year 2 (subject to annual increase)

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

You may be required to spend £100-200 per year on sundry materials. 

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching​

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • taught sessions
  • face-to-face meetings
  • independent study

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • project proposal
  • literature review
  • reflective practice
  • presentations
  • dissertation

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

Apply

Apply for this course using our online application form

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

Contact information
  • Admissions
  • +44 (0) 23 9284 5566

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Programme specification
Subject Area
Architecture and surveying
Business management and marketing
Computer games and animation
Drama music and performing arts
English and creative writing
Fashion Photography Graphic Arts and Design
Film and television
Media and journalism