What will I learn?

This MRes is a unique opportunity to work with national and international experts in Design while, at the same time, developing yourself as an expert in the field.

One of very few such courses in the UK, the MRes will enable you to acquire fundamental research skills while carrying out a major research project of your choice.

The MRes offers an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study (e.g. a PhD) or to acquire, transferrable employer-related skills in areas such as project planning and management, time management, research and data analysis, digital literacy and report writing.

Key features

  • A bridge from undergraduate to postgraduate study
  • Develop advanced research skills (e.g. in areas such as literature review and research methods)
  • Work with national and international experts in your field
  • Develop your practice and/or carry out a major research project in a topic of your choice
  • Acquire project management skills including: independent working; being able to devise, research, and execute a substantial research project; the ability to set goals, priorities and schedules; and to develop data analysis skills such as using electronic and online resources.

Where could it take you?

This course will help you to develop both intellectual and technical competencies in research. It will prepare you for academic careers by covering the fundamental components of academic research: developing a topic, literature review, method and analysis, and the planning and execution of a substantial piece of written or practical research.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,100.00 (US$ 19,407) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Worcester

Henwick Grove,



WR2 6AJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a 4 year Bachelor degree.

For international students

You will normally be expected to have: A First or Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) Degree, or equivalent award, in Design or a related subject and/or Appropriate research or professional experience, which can be verified by evidence of achievement. This might include, for example, experience in a studio, as a practitioner with an appropriate track-record of exhibiting and/or producing work, or of having worked in the media industries, or for an arts or heritage organisation, museum etc. International applicants will be required to demonstrate comparable prior subject experience and to have an appropriate level of written and spoken English (normally an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in written English).

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