MRes Humanities and Social Sciences (Distance Learning), M.Res.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
This programme offers the opportunity for in-depth study of a specific area of interest while developing your skills in research. You will spend part of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject and training in research methodology, and part in your personalised research dissertation. This course requires you to be a very independent, self-motivated learner. You can study within any of the Faculty's schools: the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, the School of Education and Childhood Studies, the School of Languages and Area Studies, or the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies. The course is run in conjunction with the University Graduate School. This can be studied as a campus-based or distance learning course.

About

What will I experience?

You will focus your research interest in the humanities and social sciences as you work towards being able to translate your learning into research related outputs (e.g. submission for a peer reviewed publication, peer reviewed research/knowledge transfer grant application, presentations).

What opportunities might it lead to?

The MRes will enable you to acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment, and that may facilitate the achievement of your further career progression through engagement with continuing professional development activities.

Student Destinations

The MRes will enable you to acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment and potentially facilitate the achievement of your further career progression through engagement with continuing professional development activities.

Programme Structure

Module Details

StructureThis course is offered on two pathways.Pathway A: you will either focus one third of your time in research training and development and two-thirds of your time in your individual research project
  • Research Preparation and Development (60 credits)
  • Research Project (120 credits)
Pathway B: you will spend half of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject specialism training and research training and development, and the other half in your individual research project.
  • Subject Specialism (30 credits)
  • Research Preparation and Development (60 credits)
  • Research Project (90 credits)
TeachingThe units involve a number of taught sessions which are selected by you and your supervisory team from those available with the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) and from Faculty and Department/School subject-specific provision. These will support a route towards further research that synergises with research themes in the Faculty.Research proposalYou will refine and submit your research proposal as part of the course, but it is important that you know the area of study you intend to research and that we have an appropriate supervisor for you. Please check this list, and draft a 1000-word outline of your proposed research area to accompany your application form.Exit awards
  • MRes African Studies
  • MRes American Studies
  • MRes Applied Linguistics
  • MRes Childhood Studies
  • MRes Communication and Language
  • MRes Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • MRes Development Studies
  • MRes Education
  • MRes European Studies
  • MRes Forensic Investigation
  • MRes Gender Studies
  • MRes History
  • MRes Literary Studies
  • MRes Politics and International Relations
  • MRes Public Administration
  • MRes Security Risk Management
  • MRes Security Studies
  • MRes Sociology
  • MRes Translation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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