About This Course
This programme oﬀers you the opportunity to undertake in-depth study on a chosen aspect of ﬁlm and cinema studies. Following ﬁrst semester modules in Research Methods and in Media, Culture, and Creativity, you embark on a 40,000 word dissertation (or practice-based equivalent). Specialist ﬁlm staﬀ across the College of Arts and Humanities at Bangor will be on hand to supervise, as you develop, sustain, consolidate and resolve a self-directed programme of work in the field of film studies, either creative or theoretical, over an extended period of time. The MRes is supported by a dedicated College-wide seminar series, which oﬀers you the opportunity to present your own work in progress, and to develop an understanding of critical paradigms and research in Bangor and beyond.
Successful applicants for this programme will have an excellent ﬁrst degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical/industrial experience, and a demonstrated ability to work independently to bring a self-directed project to completion.
What will you study on this course?
Media, Culture, and Creativity Theory: This module builds on one of the School of Creative Studies and Media Department’s greatest strengths, by bringing students together with other practitioners and researchers from other fields of study in a forum for a wider discourse about current research in the media and creative industries. The module will provide a systematic overview of major 20th and 21st century critical schools and theoretical approaches, which are key for an advanced understanding of how to read and analyse creative, cultural and media artefacts such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, film, video games and other new media texts.
Research Methods: This module equips you with an understanding and critical overview of key methodological issues associated with various types of research in the Media, Cultural and Creative Industries, in preparation for the dissertation.
MRes Humanities Dissertation: With guidance from academic staﬀ, students following the MRes Humanities Dissertation module will be asked to choose a topic of their own, for further research. Students will be expected to produce an independently researched piece of work which will reﬂect the knowledge and skills acquired from the taught modules. The topic chosen may be speciﬁc to one culture or comparative.
Modules for the current academic year
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A good 2.i Honours degree or equivalent practical/industrial experience. IELTS score of 6.5 (no component below 6.0) or equivalent if your first language is not English or Welsh.
The MRes Film Studies will provide ideal training for those wishing to work in the creative industries, with a particular focus on the development of key analytical and critical skills for the film and cinema studies sectors. It will also provide a strong basis for those wishing to pursue doctoral study with a view to careers in teaching, lecturing and research.
We actively seek to put students in contact with relevant industry bodies and organises a variety of professional workshops and competitions, e.g. through the Enterprise by Design scheme.
Past graduates have secured positions in a variety of creative (and related) industries, including broadcasting and filmmaking, advertising/PR, games development and tourism.