The Master of Research (MRes) is a qualification specifically aimed at makers, designers and thinkers who wish to undertake an independent critical and creative study within the disciplines offered by the University.
*This course is subject to validation and starts in 2020
What you'll study
You will follow a programme of study and independent learning which combine practical and theoretical approaches to maker cultures to offer a unique foundation for innovative research practices, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed for doctoral level study.
You will be supported in developing your own, cross-disciplinary research area by engaging with the varied expertise across the Arts University Bournemouth. You will develop mastery in the theories, methods and practices of research through independent study and through a taught programme of lectures, seminars and workshops offered by researchers and professionals working in the field.
You will have the option to choose between two routes:
Undertake and complete a 15,000-20,000 word written dissertation
Create a portfolio of work and a 10,000-15,000 word written contextualisation
On completion of the course you will have gained intellectual, technical and professional skills with which to conduct high-quality research in preparation of further study at a doctoral level (PhD) or as part of research-led projects in the creative and cultural industries.
As part of the course you will:
- Create and take part in current critical practice and debate at the forefront of disciplinary boundaries
- Gain skills in research, analysis, conceptualisation, argument and complex problem-solving
- Develop confidence for PhD study and/or for initiating and managing innovative and complex projects in the creative and cultural industries
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How to Apply
To apply, you should complete an application form on our online application portal. You will be required to include a project proposal which outlines your specific area of interest and your focus for investigation, as well as a personal statement which explains your motivation for applying for this programme of study, and any relevant experience or skills. We can only accept candidates with projects which are aligned to our staff expertise.
We aim to interview all applicants who demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course. Interviews are used to assess whether you have the necessary skills and capabilities, and whether this programme is appropriate to your interests and aspirations.
Studying at AUB
- Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here
- Find out about accommodation
- Read about managing your money as a student.
- Read our Admissions Policy
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