Entry requirements

You should normally have, or expect to gain, an upper second class undergraduate degree in a humanities or social science subject, or be qualified by previous experience and able to demonstrate the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes provides excellent preparation for study at MPhil/PhD level for students with a defined research topic, but is also a degree in its own right.

The programme is primarily assessed by a 20,000-word dissertation on your chosen topic, but also incorporates two taught courses:

  • Explorations and Debates in History
  • Research Skills.

Explorations and Debates investigates the ways historians have conceptualised and contested historical practice in the modern and early modern periods.

Research Skills develops expertise in a variety of methodologies including the use of oral, visual and material, as well as textual, sources.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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