Historical Research

School of Advanced Study, University of London

12 months
15200 GBP/year
6560 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MRes (Master of Research) in Historical Research is a degree programme that equips students with a range of specialist and transferable research skills, as well as an understanding of theoretical approaches to history.


Students undertake both assessed work and independent research in the historical issues and controversies that interest them most. The core of the programme consists of dedicated research skills training on a wide range of sources, methods and disciplines, including architecture, material culture, archaeology, and literature. The IHR is a centre for historians from all over the world to meet, research and discuss ideas. It is home to the UK’s largest programme of history seminars, covering the whole range of historical enquiry, which MRes students are encouraged to attend. The IHR also houses its own dedicated library of more than 180,000 volumes and periodicals.

Programme Structure


  • Historical Research Skills
  • History in Context 
  • Research Pathway 
  • Supervised Dissertation (30,000 words)  

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree transcripts/certificates.
  • References.
  • English language requirements.
  • Personal identification.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Academic Writing Sample.
  • Research Proposal.
  • CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Home/EU Part time: £3,940


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Historical Research
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