Entry requirements

Graduates on this programme will normally have a background in which the study of history, international relations and/or politics has been a substantial component.

For overseas applicants, an honours degree in a relevant subject, such as History or Politics, is required, normally at an upper second class level or its equivalent.

Mature students add diversity and experience to the learning community and we actively encourage applications from people over the age of 21 at entry who may not meet the standard programme entry requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Medieval Studies is one of multiple pathways available on the MRes History programme.

The MRes History programme aims to enable students to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of Historical research in a particular specialism in one of a variety of subjects in which the Department of History has significant strengths.

This MRes enables students to acquire a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship. That knowledge is then put into practice by designing and delivering a significant piece of independent research, giving an opportunity to survey key theoretical, methodological and interdisciplinary influences on the historical discipline.

Students have the opportunity to develop their grounding in a particular sub-field and develop a conceptual understanding that allows them to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.

Ideal for students interested in questions about our global past, you will complete your research project in any aspect of History, as agreed by your supervisor, while the taught component is designed to develop skills in critical analysis and academic research.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
44 (0)121 414 3344