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Full time & Part time September, January MRes 1 Year (full-time), 2 Years (part-time)
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The MRes Arts programme at Arts University Bournemouth offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of practical and theoretical approaches to maker cultures. This programme is designed to provide a solid foundation for innovative research practices and prepare students for doctoral level study. You will have the chance to develop your own cross-disciplinary research area and engage with the expertise of the university. The course focuses on critical practice and debate, research skills, conceptualisation, and problem-solving. With a 2.1 undergraduate degree or equivalent, you can embark on this full- or part-time programme and even apply for a Postgraduate Loan to cover your expenses.

About the course

About the course

On the MRes Arts course, you will follow a programme of study and independent learning which combine practical and theoretical approaches to maker cultures to offer a unique foundation for innovative research practices, and emphasises the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for doctoral level study.

You will be supported in developing your own, cross-disciplinary research area by engaging with the varied expertise across Arts University Bournemouth. 

This course can be studied full- or part-time from September.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2.1 or equivalent undergraduate level but, most importantly, will be interested in experimentation and innovative practice within a structured framework leading to Masters outcomes.

Applicants with other than the required academic qualifications may be considered for entry if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that they have the potential to fulfil the objectives of the course of study and to achieve the standard of the final award.


Fees

2023/24 Home/EU fees £8,000 (full-time) £4000 (part-time)

2023/24 International fees £18,500 (full-time) £9,250 (part-time)

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Student Profile

Katie Green

A split-second decision can sometimes change the trajectory of a project. This was how my journey into the MRes Arts course began – a split-second decision to switch from MA Illustration vastly changed the trajectory of my creative practice and how I view my role as an illustrator.

I’ve always been intrigued about how illustration works. By this, I mean what's its purpose in the world? How does it evoke a response from the audience? And why do we – or why should we – illustrate in the first place?

During this course, one answer I found was that illustration is “the people’s art – accessible and available to all”. From here, I shifted towards participatory research; if illustration was the people’s art, then the people should be at the forefront of the research project. Learning how to design and undertake participatory research became the biggest challenge.

The research project concerned the role of illustration in the paediatric ward, as a method of positive distraction. Although a tasking endeavour, I sought out the help of my local university hospital for potential participants to take part in three workshops. Collaborating directly with NHS staff was a fantastic experience. It’s clear that professionals outside the creative field can see the benefits of the arts on our psychological wellbeing, and they want to collaborate on innovative projects.

Scholarships

Our international scholarships are awarded to recognise and support creative talent within the global international student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000-£5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on a postgraduate course at AUB. You must also be classified as an international student for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

You do not need to complete any additional forms and will be automatically considered for all scholarships and bursaries available once you have completed your application for your course of study. If you are successful, you will be sent information about the scholarship or bursary you have been awarded, which will include instructions on how to accept the offer and what you need to do next.

Please note, that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other AUB financial award or bursary.


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Our EU Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support creative talent within the EU student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on a postgraduate course at AUB. You must also be a Permanent Resident in a member state of the European Union. In addition, you must be classified as an international student for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

You do not need to complete any additional forms and will be automatically considered for all scholarships and bursaries available once you have completed your application for your course of study. If you are successful, you will be sent information about the scholarship or bursary you have been awarded, which will include instructions on how to accept the offer and what you need to do next.

Please note, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other AUB financial award or bursary.


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We aim to have a diverse student environment with the best creative talent in the UK and have several scholarships and bursaries available.

Our BA (Hons) alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on postgraduate fees, and 33% discount for those that achieve a 2:1 or 1st, if they choose to study a postgraduate award at AUB.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20-33% off postgraduate fees

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 20% alumni progression discount, you must be a Home student who completed a BA (Hons) degree at Arts University Bournemouth. To be eligible for the 33% alumni discount (academic scholarship), you must be a Home student who graduated their AUB BA (Hons) degree with a 1st or a 2:1 grade.

Please be advised that this discount doesn't apply for applicants to the Master of Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA) course.

Application Procedure

The discounts will be automatically applied.


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