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History, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
You will work with, and be supported by, nationally and internationally recognised experts in the History subject area. The Masters by Research in History offers transferrable and employment-related skills.  For example: project planning and management; research and data analysis; digital literacy; and communicating complex ideas in writing.

About

Key features
  • The ‘apprenticeship’ model allows you to acquire research expertise in developing and executing your own project while working alongside an expert in your field.
  • This programme will develop essential knowledge and skills in your field and offer a clear route into a chosen destination: whether PhD study, professional practice, or an alternative research-related career.
  • Our experts specialisms include the transatlantic slave trade, ‘home fronts’, remembrance, international history, and early modern history.

Where could it take you?

This programme will develop essential knowledge and skills in your field and offer a clear route into a chosen destination: whether PhD study, professional practice, or an alternative, research-related career.

The Programme aims to prepare students to:

  • Develop advanced research skills, and prepare for doctoral level study.
  • Engage in a career in the humanities and creative arts in a HE or industrial context.
  • Meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions.
  • Think for themselves in the development of a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Programme Structure

Developing and Managing Your Research

This module offers an introduction to the fundamental components of research (project design, literature review, data management, information literacy). The final assessment will be an initial draft of your thesis or project proposal, prior to which you will give and receive feedback on a 15 minute presentation of your research.

MRes Personal Development Plan

This independent study module will prepare you for your MRes Research Project through the production of a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Research Approaches in the Humanities and Creative Arts

This module will introduce the key methods and philosophies that inform Masters Level research in Humanities and Creative Arts.

MRes Research Project

The MRes concludes with a substantial component which, depending on the field, might be a written thesis, a practical research project, or the production of a research-informed original artefact or performance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

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General Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

Entry qualifications for international students are guided by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre’s (NARIC) advice on international qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

New Postgraduate Loans for Masters degrees in the UK were introduced.

If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • Are under 60
  • Ordinarily live in England
  • Don't already have a master's degree or higher qualification

It won't depend on personal or family income.

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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