The MRes in Film and Screen Media is a one-year, stand-alone graduate degree based on coursework and training, and a major research project. The degree provides the opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the subject by engaging in a sustained research project, while acquiring skills that will serve them in their career development or in continuing with their fourth-level studies.
The MRes offers training in project management, research skills, digital and editing skills, or qualitative data analysis, and at the same time provides greater flexibility precisely because the taught components are reduced (with respect to a taught Master’s) and because the student will work, under supervision, on an extended project based on his or her individual research interest. For these reasons, this degree will appeal to a wide range of students, including those who might already be employed or who are engaged in life-long learning.
The core modules provide a common base of research, generic and technical skills that will aid students in their research projects, while the other two modules (Dissertation; Research Journal and Dissertation Presentation) constitute a strong subject-based pathway that will ensure a grounding in the student’s discipline. The research project will be intensive and the topic and structure will be determined early in the academic year (i.e. in the first half of Teaching Period 1). MRes students will graduate with a portfolio of skills designed to increase their employability, skills that would not normally be available to them in other one-year taught Master’s programmes, or in two-year MPhil programmes which are based primarily on a research dissertation and involve little or no coursework.