• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

On this MRes in Humanities and Social Sciences (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth, 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.

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 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 
  • Research Preparation and Development 
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  We accept applications all year round, but we suggest applying 2–3 months before your chosen start date.
  • 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
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

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).

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.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Distance learning part time (2 years): £2,310 per year

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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