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Course summary

The MA by Research in Media Art and Design offers you the chance to continue your studies at postgraduate level in a number of specialit research areas. As a postgraduate MA student enrolled on this programme you will join a department with over thirty years of experience delivering excellent teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange, and award­winning professional practice. You will join a vibrant community of researchers and practitioners and play a role in contributing to the culture of research and practice­based research that exists within the department. This is not a taught MA, and therefore there are no modules offered. Instead, the individual defines their own set of research questions in conversation with their supervisory team. Areas of specialism include: Animation, Applied Art, Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Journalism, Media and Communications, Photography, Radio, Television, and Web Design. The MA by Research in Media, Art and Design will provide you with the opportunity to undertake a supervised programme of independent study and practice in a structured and supportive environment. You will work closely with your supervisors to develop your ideas, refine your research questions, and complete your research project.

Assessment method

The MA by Research in Media, Art and Design is offered via two modes: A traditional research mode that consists of supervised academic study culminating in the submission of a written thesis of 25,000 words. A practice­based mode that consists of supervised work on a body of creative practice that culminates in the submission of a project or portfolio equivalent to 15,000-20,000 words, together with a reflective analysis of no less than 5,000 words and no more than 10,000. The combined word count equivalent for a practice­based submission should not exceed 25,000 words. The MA by Research is assessed using the Graduate College’s validated doctoral framework, which means that MA by Research students produce a single thesis (whether written or comprising both practice­based and written elements) that will be submitted at the end of their study. The thesis will then be examined both internally and externally and four possible outcomes will be achieved: Pass, Pass with Minor Corrections, Pass with Major Corrections, and Fail.


Entry requirements

This programme is based upon supervised but largely independent study. A 2:2 honours degree in the specialism chosen is required for Masters study. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.


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Media, Art and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS