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Key information

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  • Study mode


  • University Ranking


  • Subject Ranking


    5 (Art & Design)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Research

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Course Summary

The Arts MRes course offers you the opportunity to undertake a closely-supervised piece of original research within the broad spectrum of visual and material culture, including historical or theoretical studies in art, design, architecture, fashion, film, television, visual digital media or performance. The programme will enable you to position your research within a wider scholarly field, and furnish you with professional skills such as communication, self-management and planning, preparing you for doctoral study or further career advancement.

The majority of summative assessment on the MRes Arts is through written assignments. For each of these, written feedback will be provided in writing within 20 working days of submission. However, the programme also aims to develop the way you communicate your research in verbal and visual forms. So as well as a formal presentation in Research Development module, each module requires you to present your progress and ideas to the seminar group at key points, for formative assessment, discussion and verbal feedback from your tutors and fellow students.

The Arts MRes is well established as a bridge between undergraduate or postgraduate study and focussed Doctoral research. It can also stand alone as an important step in career development. Through carrying out a focused project of independent research, MRes Arts students develop skills ideally suited to careers in the contextualisation, communication or promotion of visual and material culture.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£6,990 per year

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Additional cost: If your research is practice led, there may be, throughout the duration of your course, costs for basic art materials depending on your practice. This cost is individual to each student. There may also be optional research field trips to exhibitions/symposiums etc. Every effort is made by staff to keep costs as low as possible, but to help you budget accordingly an approximate cost for each trip will range from between £20 - £65 depending on distance/duration/entrance charges.

University information

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About this University

Northumbria University is a research-rich and business-focused university with a reputation for academic excellence and impressive graduate prospects. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.


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