History MRes


One year full-time or two years part-time.

Start Date

October each year.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have achieved an upper second class honours degree in history or a cognate subject. Individual cases where an applicant can supply evidence of substantial alternative research training and experience will be considered on their merits.



Home/EU: £5,470
International: £13,500

Course Aims

This programme provides an opportunity to plan and carry out an extended piece of research, supported by appropriate training in research methods and practices in history. They will also develop transferable skills in communication, self-management and planning. The programme includes training in historical research methods and skills, both in general and as required for the chosen research project, and the support necessary to plan and carry out an extended piece of research to a standard that might form the basis of a publication. It will also aims to equip students with the research skills needed for historical research at doctoral level.

Course Modules


  • Historical Research Methods
  • Extended Dissertation (25,000-30,000 words)


  • Literature Review
  • Mastering Medieval Sources
  • Concepts in Urban History

Options offered by other MA degrees in the School are also available, subject to approval of your dissertation supervisor.

Teaching and assessment methods

Historical Research Methods is delivered through seminars and workshops. Students work closely with their research supervisor on their Literature Review and Dissertation. Other modules involve seminars, workshops and directed reading. All taught modules are assessed by coursework.


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