The Master of Research in Historical Research from University of Stirling is a one-year research preparation Masters intended to prepare postgraduate for a research-based career and enable specialisation in particular historical topics.
The MRes is designed to:
- train historians
- demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas
- provide a foundation for applications to research councils (AHRC, ESRC) and doctoral training partnerships (including SGSAH) that fund PhD research
- prepare you for a research-based career
- enhance career prospects and career development
These aims are achieved through the completion of independent study modules and skills training conducted under supervision. You’ll be allocated an individual supervisor to direct your study and plan the curriculum to reflect your interests and requirements.
Our course prepares you for further research by:
- Undertaking project design, identifying research questions, and presenting research findings
- enabling qualitative and quantitative data analysis
- practical experience in applying research methods to interrogate primary sources
- skills development in applying bibliographical software and database management
- developing written and verbal critical analysis
After you graduate
The MRes Historical Research has been designed with three career destinations in mind:
- as a route to an academic career
- as a higher degree in its own right
Taking the MRes can also enhance your continuing professional development and prepare you for a research-based career, particularly in academic research, teaching, journalism, marketing, government, and heritage management. By helping you develop critical analytical skills and research techniques, the course provides preparation for a wide variety of research-based careers in the public and private sectors.
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- Historiography for Masters of Research
- Training for Masters in the Arts and Humanities
- Quantitative Data Analysis
- Sources and Methods for Masters in Research
- Dissertation for Masters of Research
- Qualitative Data Analysis
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.
DisciplinesHistory Educational Research Ancient History View 643 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) in a relevant subject or equivalent is required. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
- A research proposal is required along with your application. It should be a maximum of 1,500 words.
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International17275 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17275 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National7100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Stirling
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.