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 Modern British 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.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

This programme offers both a foundation for doctoral study through practical experience (researching and writing a 20,000-word research dissertation), and a free-standing qualification in advanced study and research relevant to a wide range of employment.

Course contact details

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