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University of Salford

Media Arts and Creative Technology

The course focuses on redefining and developing digital and electronic technologies and concepts for creative arts, applications and solutions that will enhance our human interaction and cultural engagement. Ranging from interactive media arts and performance to virtual environments and artificial life experiments, this research cluster locates itself at the forefront of its specific fields. Research supervision is available in the areas of: Telematics; telepresence; ludic interfaces; serious games; interactive arts; new media narratives; digital performance; and sonic arts.

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree, at 2.1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice; applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2.2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented. Masters degree is preferred but not essential; however, applicants without a Masters degree should provide evidence of previous research methods training. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course; 2 forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). English requirement for non-UK/ EU students is an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any one element.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

Key information

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