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This course enables students to learn high-level research and project development skills through three progressively-linked core research modules, students' expert knowledge of research techniques and theories, and put these into practice in a field of their choice through an individually designed and organised major research project in a chosen field of media.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant field. Those applicants not in possession of these entry requirements, but who have amassed practical experience in the cultural and creative sectors, will be considered for entry in line with the University's APL procedure. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 will also be required for non-native English language speakers.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods and methodologies; formulating research projects; research project. Optional modules: Creative development project; post production practice and theory; producing; collaborative projects; advanced audio post production practices and techniques; advanced post production practice and techniques; advanced production practices and techniques; animation character development; collaboration project; entertaining children and young people; practice research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: Essays (short and extended); project dissertation or piece of media practice with written commentary; research reports (short and extended).

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
MediaCity UK Salford M50 2EQ North West

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