Master of Research

The MRes in Arts and Humanities is a flexible programme offering a combination of taught and research components. It allows you to acquire the specialist knowledge and research necessary to complete a substantial dissertation, preparing you for doctoral study, while standing as a qualification in its own right.

The MRes is assessed primarily by a dissertation on a topic of your choice, with additional assessed taught courses in research methods and specialised subjects directly related to your proposed dissertation topic. You can take between 60 and 90 credits of taught courses and a corresponding number of credits for the dissertation (between 90 and 120 credits). The length of your dissertation would be between 17,000 and 30,000 words.  Your dissertation project will be supported by at least one academic supervisor and you will have access to some of the Graduate School's skills development workshops.

Subjects in which the MRes may be offered are: