Taught course


University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Research in Humanities offers an academically rigorous, one year full-time or two year part-time “research preparation” Masters programme focussed on your interests, available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in a programme uniquely suited to interdisciplinary research. It gives you the opportunity to undertake an extended piece of research within a programme of study designed in collaboration between you and your supervisor(s). It can be pursued as an end in itself for personal or career development, or as a stepping-stone to doctoral study (PhD).

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

+44(0) 1786 466655