What will I learn?

The MRes is a one-year research Masters starting in October, incorporating a research project and some taught modules.

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 they taught components are reduced (compared to a taught Masters) 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 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 Semester 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 Masters programmes, or in two-year MPhil programmes which are based primarily on a research dissertation and involve little or no coursework. This research program focuses on Film and Screen Media.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€13,000.00 (US$ 15,223) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


University College Cork

College Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applications will normally be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to a UCC Bachelor (Hons) degree and whose grades are equivalent to a UCC Second-Class Honours Grade 1 or Second-Class Honours Grade 2 as appropriate. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL A minimum score of 550.

For international students

To be eligible for the MRes, an applicant will normally have a primary degree at Second Honours level Grade I (or equivalent).

IELTS: 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5

TOEFL 90: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing 17

Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C

Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B

Pearson PTE: Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

UCC is an award-winning, world-class teaching and research university with over 170 years of history.

  • Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • Cork is rated as a top ‘cultural & creative city’
  • Over 3,000 international students
  • Over 90% of graduates secure employment after graduating