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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Llandaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MRes (A&D), Master of Research in Art & Design is ideal for students who want to prepare for doctoral level research in Art & Design (PhD or Professional Doctorate) or to develop a range of advanced creative research skills to enhance their art or design practice or career, nationally and internationally. The programme is suitable for students with little or no background experience of research from any field, as well as those with previous experience of professional and/or academic research in Art and Design or a related field. Our seminar-based teaching is combined with online delivery and assessment. This means that the programme can be studied flexibly on campus and/or from a remote location. Students may elect to spend all or some of their time studying on campus or from a remote location, and can swap between modes with ease.

Cardiff School of Art and Design has creative research at its heart. It is home to a range of centres and groups engaged in cutting-edge, world-leading creative and transdisciplinary research, drawing upon the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Philosophies. The School encourages multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaborations. We support our students to work with other research disciplines, commercial and community sectors in society around the world and other research centres across the wider University.

The programme is designed to be an enriching and rigorous student-centred learning experience, orientated around personalised tutorial support and guidance. The course is collaborative, intellectually generous and supportive and designed to provide students with an opportunity to engage in thoughtful and sustained reflection, scholarship and focus as well as an opportunity for speculative exploration and inquisitive enquiry. The programme will accommodate all types of directed and speculative art and design research. It is designed to enable future doctoral expertise orientated around the development of a research expertise in Art, Design and Architecture.

All credited modules are assessed via a ‘portfolio’ comprising coursework, including text and presentation, viva-voce and practice if appropriate and as detailed in the module description, handbook and briefing documentation. The portfolio assessment is critical to Masters level assessment in Art & Design and is a long-established and widely used methodology in that field. The portfolio assessment is familiar to undergraduate students and has been used for some years in the other programmes in the school of Art and Design and has proved very successful. The portfolio assessment is designed with the transdisciplinary and inter-disciplinary nature of Art and Design practice and research in mind. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

A postgraduate qualifications in Art and/or Design research this programme provides an excellent foundation for a career in creative research, as an arts professional who undertakes any form of research driven practice in their field, or for anyone planning to go on to complete a PhD or DProf. The programme is ideal for students who want to prepare for doctoral level research in Art & Design or to develop a range of creative research skills in order to enhance their practice or career, nationally and internationally. The MRes (A&D) concludes with the development of a Personal Research Development Plan. This is intended to provide evidence of students’ Mastery of research in Art & Design as well as provide a document that can be useful when applying for future Doctoral study at any University

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Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,000per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    126 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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