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Master of research (MRes)

MRes is intended to prepare students fully for doctoral studies (PhD) in the field of Arts and the Humanities, but is also a stand-alone qualification providing vital skills for many areas of professional activity.

The course provides education and training for graduates in research methods, both on a generic and a discipline-specific level.  Therefore, it will also be of interest to those who wish to obtain a master's level qualification in research skills for use in a professional capacity.

The range of knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake effective and responsible research is taught through lectures, seminars/tutorials and associated reading, practical demonstrations, practical experience, interactive workshop sessions, the use of case studies and extensive discussion. On completion of the programme, successful students will normally progress to doctoral research.

Dr Andrew Sneddon
Head of MRes


Other careers which graduates might expect to follow are senior positions in a broad range of culture-related work, particularly in local planning and development (both with local authorities and with consultancies), curatorial and managerial positions in the museum sector, education (both within museums and at HE level), community outreach, marketing, events organising, research, archiving, and the registration and care, display and management of collections.

Why Ulster?

The Ulster University MRes in Arts is unique in the whole of Ireland and one of a very small number of programmes in the rest of the UK that pro-actively respond to and engage with the need to explore the distinct nature of research approaches, processes and methods in the Arts and Humanities. A unique feature of the course is the integration of a trans-disciplinary and disciplinary focus to study. new media or related applications.