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Visual and Arts-based Methods MSc by Research

Middlesex University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Visual methods are becoming an increasingly popular option in psychology and the social sciences and this course will further develop your skills in collecting, analysing and editing visual and arts-based data in research. Build on your own interests, networks and communities while you apply your artistic and visual skills to an independent research project.

Why study MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research at Middlesex University?

This MRes is ideal for those wanting to develop their ability in visual and creative research methods and apply these skills to their area of interest. You will become part of our thriving creative community and take part in the visual and creative projects in the department as well as showcase your own work at internal and external events.

You will be taught by internationally recognised researchers with expertise across different visual modes and art-forms on a one-to-one basis. Your workshops, tutorials and seminars will be tailored to your previous skills and experience, specific needs and requirements, current interests and research aims. You will also be able to pursue a specific research project in collaboration with experts in the field.

Become part of a national and international collaborative research network and have the opportunity to join our Visual and Arts-based Research Group, and have a visual researcher as your dedicated supervisor.


How is the MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research taught?

This programme is a unique, research-based course, which does not follow the traditional model of lectures and exams. You will join the research community through an ongoing series of workshops and optional lectures. The MRes will enable you to excel in both the academic sector and the job market through individually tailored learning experiences.


How can the MSc Visual and Arts-based Methods by Research support your career?

The use of audio-visual, creative and innovative methodologies is becoming part of our daily language within and outside academia. This MRes will help develop your research, dissemination and public engagement skills as well as your own personal creativity and research skills; skills that are highly sought after in the current job market.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

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  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    134 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%



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