Research course

Humanities MRes

Newman University · Newman University

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a 2:1. Applicants with a good 2:2 combined with exceptional research or additional experience may be considered.

Applicants may additionally be required to attend interview or to submit a piece of written work as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

If your undergraduate degree has left you with a passion for independent research, and an interest in a particular topic in one area of the Humanities (Drama, English Literature, History, Theology), this degree will allow you to advance both your subject knowledge and your research skills. Based around an individually devised and researched dissertation on the subject of your interest, it is designed to develop your understanding of high quality research within the Humanities and will give you the opportunity to research into a subject that you want to explore.

• Gain advanced knowledge, skills and experience of conducting independent research

• Excellent preparation for PHD

• Offered as both full and part time study

• Loans available to cover fees and / or living costs

Why study this course?

• Working with a tutor who specialises in your chosen research field

• Supportive environment

• Taught modules focused on Humanities research methods

• Innovative research methods module based on individual student needs

Offered both full-time and part-time, the MRes includes a 90 credit independent research project with three supporting 30 credit modules: Research Methods in Humanities which will allow you to develop advanced research skills and reflective practice; Theory and Its Applications in which you will explore the shared concepts in Humanities which enable interpretations of text; Research Orientation which will be tailored to your individual project and focus on developing a sound project proposal and plan before starting the Dissertation module. In the Research Orientation and Dissertation modules we adopt a flexible approach allowing you to tailor learning and research to your specific interests. This provides the opportunity to become a well-rounded and critical researcher within the Humanities.

Students’ own research proposals are welcomed in the following areas of text-based Humanities research that correspond with the specialisms offered by individual members of staff:

• Drama

• English Literature

• History

• Theology

In addition, there are a range of projects available upon enquiry with appropriate staff. Find out more information on the specialist research areas of staff in the Humanities at Newman.

Fees and funding

UK students
For the most up-to-date course information please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

For the most up-to-date course information please visit the course page on the Newman University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ResM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Helen Cousins
0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2309)