Entry requirements

Have been awarded an undergraduate bachelor’s honours degree in a cognate field at 2:2 or equivalent, or have acquired subject expertise and qualified experience through professional employment that enables the candidate to study successfully at master’s level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Research (MRes) in Social Sciences and Humanities is a flexible, interdisciplinary postgraduate programme designed to provide you with advanced theoretical, methodological, and practical research training and prepare you for continuing into a PhD or for future career as researcher in a workplace. The programme covers introductory and advanced topics in research methodology and designs, both qualitative and quantitative, and a good grounding in non-primary research design such as systematic review methodology and secondary data research. You will also conduct an independent piece of research as part of a 30,000 words dissertation, where you will put into practice the methods and theoretical concepts you have been taught.

Fees and funding

PLease refer to our wesbite for funding opprountites.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Life
01473 338833