MRes programmes offer a unique opportunity to deepen and develop your knowledge of the subject by combining taught elements with research training and an individual research project. They can lead to doctoral research, and will also provide the chance for you to undertake scholarly research as an enrichment of undergraduate study or for career development purposes.
MRes History is a 180 credit research Master’s degree, comprising a 20,000 word research thesis and 60 credits of taught modules which offer specialised, subject-specific research training. It is also possible to upgrade from an MRes to doctoral study, following approval by a formal upgrade and review process. If you are interested in studying for this degree, you should contact the Department of History with a proposed topic of research so that a suitable supervisor can be found. We strongly encourage you to do this in advance of making your formal application, if at all possible: the sooner you have a clear idea of your basic research field, the better.
The following modules must be taken:
- Historical Approaches
- Research Preparation
Students must choose one 20 credit optional module from the following, relevant to the area of specialism for the Thesis:
- Global Histories: Comparisons and Connections
- New Directions in Modern British Studies
- Approaches to Medieval Studies
- Introduction to Early Modern History
- History and Heritage
- Critical Histories of the Present
- US History and Historiography
The programme is completed with a 20,000-word thesis, supported by expert academic supervision.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.