Research course (will run subject to approval)

Social Sciences and Humanities*

Institution
University of Derby · Derby Law School
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

If you are joining this course directly from undergraduate study, you will need a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and to demonstrate your capacity for research.

If you are joining from professional employment, you will need a good honours degree or evidence of significant professional practice (three years or more) in a relevant field. You could be required to undertake a skills needs analysis to ensure the course is suitable for you.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop your potential and profile as a successful researcher on this innovative masters course. It enables you to undertake original research and push the boundaries of knowledge in your specialist area of choice.

  • Focus on a subject pathway which matches your interests and ambitions: you can graduate with an MRes in Social Research, Criminal Psychology, Humanities or Journalism
  • Learn in an inter-disciplinary and research-active environment
  • Build advanced research skills through a series of inspirational masterclasses
  • Conduct your own substantial piece of independent research, with support and supervision from influential academic researchers
  • Join our dynamic and supportive postgraduate community and work with influential researchers on collaborative projects
  • Focus on ‘real-world’ research: if you are already in employment, you can relate your studies directly to your professional role
  • Learn how to attract funding for research projects and how to share your findings for maximum impact
  • Benefit from a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning, drawing on best research practice from across the social sciences and humanities
  • Boost your future prospects by building an impressive portfolio of transferable skills in data collection, analysis and critical reflection – using evidence to evaluate and solve problems
  • Prepare for a fulfilling career as a researcher or research manager in academia or public, private and voluntary organisation
  • Gain an excellent platform if you want to progress to a PhD
  • Enjoy flexibility in your studies – with the chance to take shorter versions of the course leading to a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.

*subject to approval

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS 6.5.

‌We also have a number of funding opportunities for all international students. Learn more at the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£690 per 20 credits*
International students
£13,500 for the full programme

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Alex Nunn
Email
a.nunn@derby.ac.uk