MRes Film & Screen Media


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.

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To be considered for registration as an MRes candidate, an applicant will normally have a primary degree at Second Honours level, Grade I or the equivalent.


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Application for our postgraduate programmes is online at Please check out the closing dates and entry requirements at Courses | University College Cork ( before making your application. The application fee is €50 (for up to two postgraduate programmes). You will be asked to upload documents to support your application as part of the application process. You can upload documents to the application portal once you have submitted your application. If you have any questions on the application process, please contact us through our web enquiry form.

Department of Film and Screen Media

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland