Research course

Cultural Studies

Institution
University of Nottingham · Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Some prospective masters students already have a clear idea of the area and topic they wish to research. In this case you can effectively lay the ground work for a PhD by doing a masters by research rather than a taught masters.

While this degree is still classed as a research preparation masters, it is assessed solely by dissertation and is taught predominantly via supervision. You attend research training sessions and attend the weekly graduate work-in-progress seminars to which you contribute a paper in semester two. However, you work with a main supervisor and co-supervisor on a pre-agreed research topic. You submit a 30,000-word dissertation at the end of the year which is marked by both an internal and an external examiner with the possibility of a viva to confirm the award.

Since you are expected to complete a piece of research in just one year, the MRes degree requires you to work in areas of faculty expertise and with a practical sense of the resources to which you have ready access.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559