Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professional and Research Skills (Art and Design)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills: Art & Design programme (CRS) offers a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the range of methods, strategies and debates which can apply to art and design research. It is built around elements of research methods, research ethics, and research project design. The programme is ideal for artists and designers who want to begin to develop a research proposal based on their practice, but are unable to undertake the full MRes Art & Design also offered by the School. The programme is delivered over two intensive weekends in February and March.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Fine Art discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study. In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or have achieved a specified equivalent qualification standard. All such applicants are required to have a minimum IELTS (or equivalent ) score of 6.0 with an emphasis upon a specific minimum sub-test score of 6.0 in Listening; and a minimum score of 5.5 in all other sub-tests. We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. This is based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students "have learned in similarly ambitious ways". Such claims must be approved at the time of enrolment.

Course modules

CRS is made up of one 60 credit module, ART7002 Research Skills.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods is used in CRS. These typically include: research or professional methods, documented and written up; documented visual practice; written assignment with illustrations; project proposal; PDP submission; seminar or poster presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2019 - 4 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus CF5 2YB Wales

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