You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject.
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
This course provides you with training that will prepare you for doctoral-level work, and provides a stand-alone qualification in social science research.
The Master of Research is a faculty-wide, cross-disciplinary research training course with an education strand. It provides high-quality training to potential doctoral students as well as a stand-alone qualification for social science researchers.
You will also spend a short period of time shadowing an experienced researcher.
The course aims to:
- teach you to systematically review alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in social and educational enquiry
- enable you to critically evaluate the application of these approaches in the specific areas of social and educational enquiry in which you specialise
- support you within an active research community, in identifying and investigating your own original research questions
- equip you with the skills to contribute to research projects using any of the main methodologies of the social sciences
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 and course duration
Further details of qualification
1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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