The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2017. They should be used as a general guide.
We operate a flexible admissions policy – this means that you could receive a lower conditional offer than the typical offer, informed by our assessment of your complementary non-academic achievements and experiences. For courses that require interview or portfolio review, this may also be considered in the level of any conditional offer that follows if your application is successful.
Degree and/or experience
Normally a good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent vocational experience, with some demonstration of the ability to work at masters level. You should also be able to demonstrate an aptitude for research in arts and culture, and are likely to have acquired the following knowledge and training:
- training in a relevant arts and cultural studies discipline (or disciplines)
- where appropriate, a working knowledge of the language(s) of the area in question
- a background in the historical, cultural and institutional context of the area to be studied
- some evidence of engagement with research through undergraduate modules or a dissertation.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.
How to apply
Please complete our online application form by following the link at the top of this page.
In your application, we ask that you provide one reference and include the following:
In this section, we'd like to hear about the reasons that have brought you to thinking about MRes study:
- Where has your practice/academic work been up until now?
- How do you think the course will help you develop it?
- Where do you see the course taking you in terms of your practice/employment/interests once you have graduated?
Tell us a little bit (around 500 words) about what you think you'd like to research on the course. We recognise that people's interests change so you will not be held to anything you say in this application, but it will help us determine whether we can support you, especially in terms of allocating you a project supervisor.
The course supports you in developing your proposal, so for now it's most useful for us to have an idea of the sorts of questions you want to put to your field/practice/topic. Can you tell us about the most important ones?
And finally, let us know if you're planning to undertake this degree in its creative-practice-based mode or in its writing-only mode.