University of Chester

University of Chester

Arts and Media

The programme is an exciting opportunity to experience research within the disciplines of art and design, performing arts and media. This can be accomplished either through practice-based or more traditional text-based approaches; it offers you a unique opportunity to critically evaluate the tools of research through taught modules, and then to apply these in an extensive research project in an area of arts and media in which you are passionate. Our programme is situated in the Faculty of Arts and Media, where there is a vibrant community of staff and students pursuing arts and media disciplines using a variety of methodologies with a plethora of outputs. The programme is geared towards facilitating your research interests, and you will be matched with staff who share these and will be able to guide you in your explorations. The campuses where the programme is taught have the facilities which you would expect in order to be successful in arts and media research: specialist studio spaces (for making, performance and production) together with specialist equipment, technology and software.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold at least a 2.1 Honours degree in a discipline related to arts and media or an initial degree in another subject, together with evidence of certificated learning in an arts and media subject or substantial related experience. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the programme successfully.

Course modules

The 40 credits of taught modules you will take are grouped by specific subject area: Art and design; performing arts (drama, dance, performance and music); media. You will have the opportunity to shape your final project (140 credits) with guidance from a specialist in this area.

Assessment methods

The teaching and assessment through the taught modules is focused on preparing you for your final project, which will be a significant and substantial body of work that represents a critical investigation into arts and media practices. This may be in the form of a dissertation, exhibition, performance or portfolio of creative work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,974 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 11,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 1,987 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MRes Part-time £ 5,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West
Warrington Campus Warrington WA2 0DB North West
Kingsway Buildings Chester CH2 2LB North West

Key information

Graduate School