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MA and MSc by Research in Interactive Media

For the MSc by Research in Interactive Media, you will design, implement, analyse and evaluate an interactive media system of your choice (such as virtual reality, mobile apps, interactive cinema, interactive websites), submitting for your degree a thesis of between 15,000 to 20,000 words.

For the MA by Research in Interactive Media, you will investigate, through critical theory, close reading or other appropriate approaches, an area of interactive media and/or digital culture (such as games studies, digital cinema, digital identity, digital design and digital storytelling), submitting for your degree a thesis of between 15,000 to 20,000 words.

The MA and MSc by Research in Interactive Media have no taught element. You will work independently with support from your academic supervisor.

These programmes are particularly aimed at individuals who wish to develop advanced research skills to enhance their undergraduate degree and/or as a prelude to developing a research-based career. As such, while counting as a research degree in its own right, the Masters by research may also, for suitable students, lead to a transfer to PhD study.

Entry requirements and application

You will normally be expected to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. You may also be invited for an interview.

Application requirements

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Degree transcript
  • Research Proposal
  • Two References
  • A sample of your written work

The research proposal should be 1-2 pages in length and outline your particular research question, its context and the proposed methodology.


The fee rates for all postgraduate research programmes in the department are classroom-based. Please visit the tuition fees and expenses webpages.

Find out more

For more information on any of the degrees please contact Dr Jon Hook.

How to Apply

You can find full guidance on how to apply to our Masters by Research in Interactive Media programmes on the York study webpage.

When you are ready to apply, you will need to complete an application form and upload an academic transcript and research proposal. If you are an international student, you will need to upload a copy of your latest English language certificate.

MA by research in Interactive Media              MSc by research in Interactive Media


International Applicants

Specific entry requirements and funding opportunities for your country

English language requirements

Overseas students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa:

If you are an overseas student who requires a Tier 4 Student Visa to enter the UK, you will not be permitted to undertake part-time study.  For further information, please refer to the UKCISA website.