Description

If you work in the social sciences or humanities and want to improve your career prospects or prepare for a PhD, this flexible MRes degree – a postgraduate taught course, featuring a large research project – is the perfect way to achieve your ambitions.

On this course, you’ll choose to study within any of the faculty’s schools: the School of Education and Sociology (SES), the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (SLAL) and the School of Area Studies, History, Politics, and Literature (SASHPL).

You’ll have the flexibility to choose your learning methods, set your own timetable and specialise in your chosen field. You’ll develop your research skills alongside specialist staff, and get a Master’s degree without needing to sacrifice your job.

This degree is perfect for progressing your career, and can help you to pursue ambitious new roles, or seek promotion opportunities.

You can choose to study this course over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time as a campus-based learner or by distance learning.

Study Details:

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time plus full-time and part-time distance learning

Module Details:

This course is offered on two pathways.

Pathway A: you’ll either focus one third of your time in research training and development and two-thirds of your time in your individual research project

  • Research Preparation and Development (60 credits)
  • Research Project (120 credits)

Pathway B: you’ll spend half of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject specialism training and research training and development, and the other half in your individual research project.

  • Subject Specialism (30 credits)
  • Research Preparation and Development (60 credits)
  • Research Project (90 credits)

Fees

(2020 start) All fees subject to annual increase. UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students Full time: £7,300 Part time: £2,430 in year 1 (60 credits) and £4,870 in year 2 (120 credits) Distance learning full time (1 year): £4,800 Distance learning part time (2 years): £2,400 per year International students Full time: £14,300 Part time: £4,770 in year 1 (60 credits) and £9,530 in year 2 (120 credits) Distance learning full time (1 year): £4,800 Distance learning part time (2 years): £2,400 per year

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed subject specialism. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Selection process

  • You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application.
  • Applicants to the Forensic Investigation area of supervision are subject to interview.

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