Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Art and Design

Through the programme you will develop a range of critical and analytical skills that are relevant to the discipline of research in art and design. You will also acquire more general skills in scholarly presentation, communication, documentation and evaluation of ideas appropriate to work at postgraduate level. Working more independently will give you practical experience in honing your organisational skills but also greater opportunity for creative and innovative thinking than undergraduate study may have allowed. The Masters of Research gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in Art and Design at postgraduate level, under the guidance of specialist supervision and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers.

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have a good first degree in a visual arts related subject, although applications from students with other degrees will be considered. Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) must be achieved.

Course modules

Core modules: research methods for arts, professional and social studies; research project; research proposition and development; professional development for researchers in arts, professional and social studies.

Assessment methods

It is a qualification in its own right, equivalent to a modular Masters degree on a taught programme. It can also operate as the base from which a doctoral programme (PhD) is mounted. On successful completion you are eligible to apply for PhD direct without undergoing the normal MPhil registration and subsequent transfer application to PhD.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 20 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

Key information

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