Choosing a ResM
The Research Masters (ResM) is classed as a postgraduate research programme – it enables you to engage in a focused, self-negotiated research project over the period of two years. As well as being a satisfying creative and professional endeavour in itself, it provides high-quality preparation for doctoral research, including practice as research, in the interdisciplinary field of independent film and video. You will study current debates and approaches, as well as the theories, skills and methodologies necessary for contemporary film and video research. Your thesis may be assessed entirely through written work or through written work in addition to a substantial practical project that addresses particular research questions.
The ResM is suitable for:
- people in employment in the cultural and creative industries or recent graduates who wish to proceed to doctoral (PhD) research
- those in, or who wish to be employed in, the cultural and creative industries (such as publishing, teaching, design, the media, galleries and museums, the heritage industry, journalism, theatre, dance) who wish to gain a self-directed academic qualification to lead to further career enhancement
- anybody who wishes to further develop academic skills, pursue particular subject enthusiasms, or carry out a cherished research project with specialist guidance.
Features of the ResM
- it focuses almost entirely on an individual research project of your own choice
- largely self-directed with tutorial guidance and clear milestones and expectations
- includes taught modules (60 credits) that must be passed to develop and evidence your research skills
- it prepares you specifically to be a researcher in the arts and humanities, to do an extended research project within a professional context, or to do a PhD.