MRes Early Modern History

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13195 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond taught work and to engage in research in depth for a substantial postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills, and to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates.

Description of Early Modern History


After consultation with your academic supervisor, you can pursue a research project in any aspect of British and European history and focus on political, military or diplomatic history, or the history of early modern religion, culture, society or ideas.

The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The Early Modern History MRes is run out of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), one of the most dynamic concentrations of early modern historians in the country. We have more than half a dozen full time academic staff with expertise in the period c.1500-1800 in History alone, with geographical coverage including and Stuart England, local (West-Midlands) history, Germany, Italy, and the wider world. CREMS also has excellent links with staff in English, the Shakespeare Institute, History of Art, and elsewhere. CREMS supports a vibrant postgraduate community and, since its creation in 2004, has developed a thriving seminar culture that reflects the diverse research interests of staff and students across the departments of History and English, meaning that you’ll be able to gain insight from a range of academics and peers from across the College of Arts and Law.

You will also become part of, and contribute to, the vibrant international community of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School, which offers dedicated research resources and a supportive working environment. Our team of academic and operational staff are on hand to offer support and advice to all postgraduate students within the College.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 13195 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4052 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

The degree consists of four elements which make a total of 180 credits:

  • 20,000 word thesis (120 credits)
  • Historical Methods module (20 credits)
  • Research Skills Training module (20 credits)
  • Dissertation Preparation module (20 credits)

Modules are assessed in various ways – by examination, coursework and attendance.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)

Requirements for Early Modern History

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Work Experience for Early Modern History

No work experience is required.

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