London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The School of Arts and Creative Industries has a major commitment to scholarship and research. We recognise its significance in underpinning course provision, particularly at postgraduate level, and in developing enterprise and knowledge transfer with the media, arts and creative sectors.

All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, you can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in specialist events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture.

Our applied research tackles real'world issues and encompasses a wide variety of methodologies and approaches, including practice'based research, empirical work on audiences and texts, and theory'driven analysis. Read the Arts and Creative Industries Research blog for up'to'date information about research activities.

The School is home to the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, which uses a trans'disciplinary approach to analysing the use of the image in network culture.

An MRes is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation or creative project relevant to your field of interest, rather than module'based coursework and exams.

LSBU also offers project'based Masters as part of its Creative Media Arts scheme. The difference between this and the MRes is that you are able to complete the MRes in just one year.

We offer MRes supervision in a range of subject areas, methodological approaches and theoretical approaches, including practice'based research. We welcome proposals in all areas of research relevant to the School.

Research students benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff and become a vital part of our dynamic research culture. 80% of our research was awarded 3* out of 4* for impact – ‘very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance’ – by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ' this document can be downloaded from our website.

Course Modules

There are no modules on this course as it is a research degree, however you can choose to take the following module: Researching the media industries.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes

Qualifications required:

  • When applying for a Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a good honours degree. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.