Research course


University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree in any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in History offers an excellent opportunity to extend the range and depth of historical knowledge alongside proficiency in research and project management. It is ideal preparation for a PhD in History as well as a valuable qualification for those pursuing a wide range of careers.

The programme combines taught modules with a substantive research project. The Department can offer supervision in a broad range of historical periods, subjects and topics which means we are normally able to marry students’ personal research interests with tutors’ own expertise. Our research specialisms range from the medieval through to the modern, from the Papacy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries to American-Soviet relations during the Cold War and encompass British, continental European and American History.

The MRes in History gives students who wish to study a particular aspect of the past in depth the opportunity to do so within the framework of a structured postgraduate programme. As a result, those studying on the programme will not only be able to complete a large scale research project built around their own interests but will also develop advanced historical research skills.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
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