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About

If you work in the social sciences or humanities and want to improve your career prospects or prepare for a PhD, this flexible MRes degree – a postgraduate taught course, featuring a large research project – is the perfect way to achieve your ambitions.

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Overview

On this course, you'll choose to study within any of the faculty's schools: the School of Education and Sociology (SES), the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (SLAL) and the School of Area Studies, History, Politics, and Literature (SASHPL).

You'll have the flexibility to choose your learning methods, set your own timetable and specialise in your chosen field. You'll develop your research skills alongside specialist staff, and get a Master's degree without needing to sacrifice your job.

This degree is perfect for progressing your career, and can help you to pursue ambitious new roles, or seek promotion opportunities.

You can choose to study this course over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time as a campus-based learner or by distance learning. 

Depending on your chosen speciality, you'll graduate from the course with one of the following awards:

  • MRes African Studies
  • MRes American Studies
  • MRes Applied Linguistics
  • MRes Childhood Studies
  • MRes Communication
  • MRes Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
  • MRes Development Studies
  • MRes Education
  • MRes European Politics
  • MRes Forensic Investigation
  • MRes Gender Studies
  • MRes History
  • MRes International Relations
  • MRes Literary Studies
  • MRes Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • MRes Politics
  • MRes Public Administration
  • MRes Security Risk Management
  • MRes Security Studies
  • MRes Sociology
  • MRes TESOL
  • MRes Translation

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from the MRes Humanities and Social Science degree course with knowledge of research methods, training and skills relevant to your current and future employment, and which will aid your future career progression. You can also choose to continue your academic studies with PhD research.

Programme Structure

This course is offered on two pathways.

Pathway A: you'll 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 
  • Research Project 

Pathway B: you'll 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 
  • Research Preparation and Development 
  • Research Project 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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