Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The English MRes allows you to develop and complete a one year full-time or two year part-time independent research project in English Language and/or Literature, in the context of a structured programme of study. The MRes provides excellent preparation if you’re intending to undertake a PhD in English, but is also a good choice if you wish to pursue a research project for purposes of professional development or personal interest.

As well as completing a bespoke research skills module you will be working individually with your supervisor(s) throughout the course, and you will become part of the vibrant research community within the English Department and the School of the Arts.

Recent MRes projects have encompassed a broad range of topics, including an investigation of adolescents’ language attitudes towards Liverpool English, a study on code-switching in Spanish-English bilingual children, an analysis of the poet figure in Shelley’s Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude, and an exploration of queer racialised identities in contemporary theory and novels.

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

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