Our MRes in History offers an excellent opportunity for you to extend your range and depth of historical knowledge alongside your proficiency in research and project management. It is ideal preparation for a PhD in History as well as a valuable qualification for those pursuing a wide range of careers. Why study this course with us? At the heart of the MRes is an extended Research Dissertation which you are free to design around your own historical interests and the Department’s research specialisms. To help you develop your project, the course provides a thorough grounding in the methodologies and advanced skills needed to pursue a sustained research project. The Department can offer supervision in a broad range of historical periods and subjects. Our research specialisms range from the medieval through to the modern, from the Low Countries in the 14th and 15th centuries to American-Soviet relations during the Cold War, and encompass British, European and American History.
Modules include: Research methods and skills in history; approaches to historiography; research dissertation.
Assessment for the two core modules is via written coursework of approximately 4,000 words, comprising essays, literature reviews and oral presentations. Your Research Dissertation will be approximately 28,000 words in length.
A 2:1 honours degree in history or any relevant discipline, or suitable equivalent qualification, is required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. Applicants will be required to produce up to 300 words describing their research topic, and attend an interview. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.
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