Taught course


University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Usually, a first or upper second class single or combined Honours degree, or its equivalent in a relevant subject from a university recognised by the University of Stirling. The MRes is offered by all subject areas of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to any student with either specific or broad interest in Humanities research topics. Students wishing to work on topics involving interdisciplinary study across university-wide subject areas are especially welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master’s programme that offers students the opportunity for Master’s study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one’s own design or structured through one of three specified pathways: Hermeneutics, Religion and Politics, and Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research in an interdisciplinary environment.

Course Objectives

The MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Master’s study in a structured, interdisciplinary, and research-driven environment. Even within the specified pathways, much latitude is provided for your own individual pursuits in each of the areas. The programme is designed to enable you to become a well-trained researcher in a Humanities subject area, showing strong capacity for self-directed work and initiative.

Should you wish to do a PhD, the programme enables you to demonstrate fitness in undertaking doctoral research. But it also qualifies you with specialised expertise at the postgraduate level for a professional career within a wide range of employment areas.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency such as a minimum IELTS score of 6 (minimum 5.5 in each skill), or TOEFL: Listening 21, Reading 22, Speaking 23, Writing 21.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Dissertation (25000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Tim Fitzgerald
+44 (0) 1786 467 563