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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Master by Research programme offers research students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in the theory, methodologies, and practices of research within a Faculty of Arts environment.

The MRes Programme will be delivered through a combination of lectures and specialist supervision. Students will conduct a significant body of independent research, which facilitates creative thinking and development in a sustained way, leading to the production of an innovative body of research. The MRes is aimed at any student wishing to engage in creative research, as well as an element of creative practice, and offers an alternative to MA or MPhil study.

The programme will enhance students' ability to manage complex research projects through an in-depth investigation into an Art and Design-related area identified by the student. The MRes will also offer an invaluable springboard to study for a doctoral degree.

The MRes draws on specialisms and expertise already present within the Faculty of Art and Design, enabling students to engage with staff whose reputation in both research and practice is of international standing. The programme is further supported through visiting lecturers and cultural industry professionals.

Course Overview

The Masters by Research will offer research students the opportunity to develop methods and methodologies for the integration of theory and practice within the Faculty of Art and Design at Swansea College of Art.

Within the first semester, there is a cluster of three 20-credit modules which comprise the taught element of this programme.

The first semester’s learning experience will widen the student’s creative potential, engender dialogues across critical practices and encourage exploration and experimentation with a range of research methods, strategies and practices available across diverse art and design disciplines.

The second semester captures this creative potential with the development and completion of a focused, supervised research project.


A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the course which contribute to both formative and summative assessment. These formative and summative assessments include:

  • Individual Tutorials
  • Group Tutorials and Seminars
  • Informal and Formal Presentations
  • Exhibitions
  • Written Assignments

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 87 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    155 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61.0 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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