The dissertation gives the student scope to explore an area of interest in depth and to develop advanced critical and analytical research skills. Students receive face-to-face supervision and specialist research training in small groups within a well-established research training programme.
The degree is offered to students who would like specific training for postgraduate research in modern languages aiming ultimately at a PhD, or who wish to take a challenging end-stopped Master’s. The core course offers a distinctive element of translation theory in addition to research skills and training.
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The course comprises two core modules and one optional module to be chosen from four options. Teaching will be provided by staff from IMLR, the School of Advanced Study, the Warburg Institute, and SOAS where relevant.
To earn the MRes, you will be expected to have successfully completed two or three essays (depending on which module you choose), a 25,000-word dissertation, and an assessed presentation at an IMLR research seminar.
- Research Skills and Methodologies
Optional modules (one to be chosen, subject to availability)
- Translation theory and Digital Humanities Textual Analysis (must be taken together)
- Reviving the Past: Introduction to Cultural and Intellectual History
- Islamic Authorities and Arabic Elements in the Renaissance
- Introducing Digital Humanities
- 12 months
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher).
We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience.
English is the language of instruction and applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency. Near-native or degree-level competence in the language of study (Spanish, Portugese, French, German, or Italian) is required.
International15200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6560 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU Part time: £3,940
- Fees listed are for 2019-20 entry and will be subject to annual increase
MRes BursariesThe Friends of Germanic Studies have made available a scholarship designed to support a student on the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).The MRes Bursary, made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund scholarship is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
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