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This programme offers you the opportunity to undertake in-depth study on a chosen aspect of film and cinema studies. Following first semester modules in Research Methods and in Media, Culture, and Creativity, you embark on a 40,000 word dissertation (or practice-based equivalent). Specialist film staff across the College of Arts and Humanities at Bangor will be on hand to supervise, as you develop, sustain, consolidate and resolve a self-directed programme of work in the field of film studies, either creative or theoretical, over an extended period of time. The MRes is supported by a dedicated College-wide seminar series, which offers you the opportunity to present your own work in progress, and to develop an understanding of critical paradigms and research in Bangor and beyond.

Successful applicants for this programme will have an excellent first degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical/industrial experience, and a demonstrated ability to work independently to bring a self-directed project to completion.

Modules:

Media, Culture, and Creativity Theory: This module builds on one of the School of Creative Studies and Media Department’s greatest strengths, by bringing students together with other practitioners and researchers from other fields of study in a forum for a wider discourse about current research in the media and creative industries. The module will provide a systematic overview of major 20th and 21st century critical schools and theoretical approaches, which are key for an advanced understanding of how to read and analyse creative, cultural and media artefacts such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, film, video games and other new media texts.

Research Methods: This module equips you with an understanding and critical overview of key methodological issues associated with various types of research in the Media, Cultural and Creative Industries, in preparation for the dissertation.

MRes Humanities Dissertation: With guidance from academic staff, students following the MRes Humanities Dissertation module will be asked to choose a topic of their own, for further research. Students will be expected to produce an independently researched piece of work which will reflect the knowledge and skills acquired from the taught modules. The topic chosen may be specific to one culture or comparative.

Visit the Film Studies page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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