A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed subject specialism. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application. Applicants to the Forensic Investigation area of supervision are subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
If you work in the social sciences or humanities and want to improve your career prospects or prepare for a PhD, this flexible MRes degree – a postgraduate taught course, featuring a large research project – is the perfect way to achieve your ambitions.
On this course, you'll choose to study within any of the faculty's schools: the School of Education and Sociology (SES), the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (SLAL) and the School of Area Studies, History, Politics, and Literature (SASHPL).
You'll have the flexibility to choose your learning methods, set your own timetable and specialise in your chosen field. You'll develop your research skills alongside specialist staff, and get a Master's degree without needing to sacrifice your job.
This degree is perfect for progressing your career, and can help you to pursue ambitious new roles, or seek promotion opportunities.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Focus your research interest in the humanities and social sciences field
- Learn to translate your learning into research, such as submitting peer reviewed publications and presentations
- Access the University's respected research centres, including CEISR (Centre for European and International Studies Research) and ICJS, one of the UK's largest centres in criminology and criminal justice studies
- Benefit from the professional training and supervision of our Graduate School
- Access all the books and material you'll need in our library, along with electronic resources, including thousands of online ejournals and newspapers
Depending on your chosen speciality, you'll graduate from the course with one of the following awards:
- MRes African Studies
- MRes American Studies
- MRes Applied Linguistics
- MRes Childhood Studies
- MRes Communication
- MRes Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
- MRes Development Studies
- MRes Education
- MRes European Politics
- MRes Forensic Investigation
- MRes Gender Studies
- MRes History
- MRes International Relations
- MRes Literary Studies
- MRes Politics
- MRes Public Administration
- MRes Security Risk Management
- MRes Security Studies
- MRes Sociology
- MRes TESOL
- MRes Translation
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Team
- 023 9284 5566