Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with a substantial element of history. Motivated applicants from other backgrounds may also be considered for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Work within a truly interdisciplinary environment, broaden your understanding of history and build a unique pathway for your interests and aims. You will join a vibrant academic community and work in a truly multidisciplinary environment, thanks to our co-operation with other departments, the Museum of English Rural Life and the Institute of Education. Our master’s students are an important part of the department. You will be involved in our research seminar series and will be invited to our conferences and events. We also have a dedicated Postgraduate Room, where our master’s and doctoral students work together, exchange ideas and motivate each other. The programme is very flexible and allows you to register full-time, part-time or on a modular basis.

• Delivered by the prestigious Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies • Access to University-held medieval objects and manuscripts, alongside training in key skills • Full preparation for PhD research, including successful funding applications • Highly flexible and interdisciplinary programme • Individual research, field visits and acquisition of skills will prepare you for a wide range of careers

Our MRes equips you with the transferable skills necessary for a range of careers. Recent graduates have gone on to careers in publishing, finance, museum curatorship, heritage, university administration and the media. The MRes is also ideal preparation for a PhD, enabling you to develop experience and contacts in museums, collections, archives and teaching.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability required: an overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS with no individual element scoring less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


24-63 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Anne Lawrence-Mathers