An Honours degree at 2:1 or higher, or equivalent.
Months of entry
January, September, April
This Master's by Research will take place within our Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.
A Master's by Research (MRes) provides you with the opportunity for you to tailor your studies to your specific research interests or career aspirations, which would be assessed via submission of a thesis and a viva voce. Undertaking an MRes within the field of sociology at BU will allow you to collaborate with world-leading researchers in these areas.
You can set out to find the answer to a particular research question and will have the chance to delve more deeply into a subject area that you are passionate about. We strongly encourage collaboration across specialisms.
Your research project will be developed in collaboration with our academic University staff who will provide you with specialist knowledge and supervisory input, while accessing BU's technical facilties and information resources.
You will also be part of BU's wider postgraduate community and have access to the suite of research, professional and personal training offered through the Doctoral College and your Academic faculty.
The minimum completion time for the full-time course is 12 months with flexibility to take up to 18 months. If you would prefer to complete the course part-time, the minimum completion time is 24 months with flexibility to take up to 36 months to complete.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please visit the funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Future Students Enquiry Team
- +44 (0)1202 961 916