You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in economics, history, geography, sociology, international relations or politics.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Assess the short and long term impact of globalisation using new international data sources and comparative methods.
On completion of this course you will have a deepened, interdisciplinary understanding of social science discourses and methods for analysing global processes of change, both generally and in specified policy areas.
You will also be knowledgeable on key contributions to thinking about social, economic and political aspects of the planet as an interdependent social system, and will have an understanding of how global and national policy processes interact.
The course aims to equip students for careers as professional researchers in academic or non-academic environments by developing core research skills. You'll be encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate your own original research questions.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is delivered by the Economics & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.
If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions