The normal minimum entry qualification is an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised institution.
Months of entry
The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills, and to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates. After consultation with your academic supervisor, you can pursue a research project in any aspect of British and European history and focus on political, military or diplomatic history, or the history of early modern culture, society or ideas.
The degree consists of three elements which make a total of 180 credits:
- 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)
- Historical Methods module (20 credits)
- Research Skills Training module (20 credits)
- Dissertation Preparation module (20 credits)
Modules are assessed in various ways – by examination, coursework and attendance.
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. For more information, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005