If you work in the social sciences or humanities and want to improve your career prospects or prepare for a PhD, this flexible MRes degree – a postgraduate taught course, featuring a large research project – is the perfect way to achieve your ambitions.
On this course, you'll choose to study within any of the faculty's schools: the School of Education and Sociology (SES), the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (SLAL) and the School of Area Studies, History, Politics, and Literature (SASHPL).
You'll have the flexibility to choose your learning methods, set your own timetable and specialise in your chosen field. You'll develop your research skills alongside specialist staff, and get a Master's degree without needing to sacrifice your job.
This degree is perfect for progressing your career, and can help you to pursue ambitious new roles, or seek promotion opportunities.
You can choose to study this course over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time as a campus-based learner or by distance learning.
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Focus your research interest in the humanities and social sciences field
- Learn to translate your learning into research, such as submitting peer reviewed publications and presentations
- Access the University's respected research centres, including CEISR (Centre for European and International Studies Research) and ICJS, one of the UK's largest centres in criminology and criminal justice studies
- Benefit from the professional training and supervision of our Graduate School
- Access all the books and material you'll need in our library, along with electronic resources, including thousands of online ejournals and newspapers
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you complete this course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the heritage, teaching, or other related industries.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Careers and opportunities
You'll graduate from the MRes Humanities and Social Science degree course with knowledge of research methods, training and skills relevant to your current and future employment, and which will aid your future career progression. You can also choose to continue your academic studies with PhD research.