Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant subject. Students from different backgrounds who believe they have the capacity to undertake postgraduate work in the humanities should contact us to discuss their situation.
Months of entry
The MRes in Humanities offers students the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of independent research and writing, and to undertake wide-ranging, systematic training in research skills and project management. Students will write a dissertation in a specific field or prepare a portfolio of compositions, recital or a media project with a named supervisor.
You will be able to develop your research topic within the context of current debates and methodologies in relevant disciplines and within the humanities generally. The course will develop practical, critical and analytical research skills that can be deployed in a variety of professional and intellectual contexts. The programme is tailored to your research and career plans, and we recommend that you contact us before making a formal application.
The MRes degree is intended for applicants who already have a clear dissertation project (or equivalent, e.g. composition portfolio, performance or software development plan). In liaison with the supervisor and discipline lead, a plan of work in semester 1 and 2 is agreed and serves as preparation for the project as well as assessed work in its own right.
Information for international students
English Language proficiency required. Keele has postgraduate students from about 90 different countries. Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||50|
|Dissertation||50 (25000 words)|
Course contact details
- Dr Shalini Sharma