You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above honours degree, typically in a media, humanities, technology, science or related subject area. We welcome non-standard applications from a wide range of areas, and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered.
If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
As part of your application for the course, you will be asked to submit a research project proposal.
The first part of the proposal should briefly describe the area you want to study, specifying the media subjects your project will draw on (such as game art, media production, media and communication, creative technologies, etc.). You should also outline any background you have in these areas, and mention whether you have previously discussed your idea with any staff members (if so, please indicate who). This part should be a maximum of approximately 100 words.
The second part of the proposal should define and provide details of the project, including the main theme of investigation, the scope of study and the methods you expect to use (e.g. creative exploration – audience research, theoretical and critical research). This section should have the maximum length of 500 words.
You should also submit a list of 2 or 3 references which will inform your research; these can be both academic and media sources.
Whilst the University tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.
Where changes are made the University will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.
In cases where programmes are changed or discontinued the University will send a communication to you electronically and/or by hard copy outlining your options.