Research course

History (MRes)

Institution
University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in history or any relevant discipline, or suitable equivalent qualification, is required. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

Applicants will be required to produce up to 300 words describing their research topic, and attend an interview.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

Our MRes in History offers an excellent opportunity for you to extend your range and depth of historical knowledge alongside your 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.

Why Study History (MRes) with us?

At the heart of the MRes is an extended Research Dissertation which you are free to design around your own historical interests and the Department’s research specialisms. To help you develop your project, the course provides a thorough grounding in the methodologies and advanced skills needed to pursue a sustained research project.

The Department can offer supervision in a broad range of historical periods and subjects. Our research specialisms range from the medieval through to the modern, from the Low Countries in the 14th and 15th centuries to American-Soviet relations during the Cold War, and encompass British, European and American History.

How will I be taught?

The teaching of the core modules is flexible but is primarily based upon a weekly 2.5-hour seminar. For each module, the seminar runs across eight weeks of the first term. The Research Dissertation is taught through regular meetings with a dedicated research supervisor.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for the two core modules is via written coursework of approximately 4,000 words, comprising essays, literature reviews and oral presentations. Your Research Dissertation will be approximately 28,000 words in length.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate-research-programmes-fees-202021
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

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

Name
Department of History and Archaeology
Email
history.archaeology@chester.ac.uk