Research course

Humanities MRes

Newman University · Newman University

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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

If you are interested in applying, you will need to decide on a research project for your dissertation before application. You should look at the staff research profiles (linked on the second section of this overview) to see if there is a member of staff who is working in the area in which you are interested in researching. Before applying, you should contact the member of staff or the use the contact details below, outlining your proposed research area to discuss your ideas and to establish if they would be able to supervise your work if you were accepted on the course. In the ‘Personal Statement’ section of the application, you will need to briefly outline your proposed research including the name of the member of staff with whom you had your discussion.

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

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)