MRes in Media and Creative Industries

Institute for Media and Creative Industries

The focus of this programme is to communicate the latest knowledge and advances in media and creative industries research.

You will take part in a series of taught modules and industry focused projects that will build and enhance your portfolio of work.

You will also learn how to enhance and develop innovative design skills and will discover how to replicate collaborative behaviour, through a mixture of active learning and team work. All students will develop their knowledge by analysing and evaluating problems and responding to genuine industry challenges in real time. This learning environment will inform critical thinking and improve students’ effectiveness as innovation designers.

Research plays a critical role in the understanding and forecasting of media and the creative industries. An MRes from the Institute for Media and Creative Industries will enable you to become immersed in a colourful and passionate research community, and gain specialised knowledge on media context and practices, as well as critical perspectives on different media platforms and industries.

In addition to a major research project all students studying an MRes programme will complete taught units such as:

  • The Collaborative Research Project
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Foundations in Qualitative Research


1 year full-time, up to 4 years part-time

Entry qualifications

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in a social sciences, humanities or associated subject.

Career prospects

Research skills are greatly in demand across the high value industries of the UK. Alongside the taught elements of the programme you will be able to access a tailor-made professional development programme mapped to the Researcher Framework that will support you to market yourself and your skills for a rewarding career.

You will also get access to exclusive workshops on diverse topics suitable for a research career, as well as access to coaching and mentoring. You will also have the opportunity to take part in My Employability Profiling and access other elements of careers Support through the Enterprise through the Curriculum initiative.

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