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Full time | Goldsmiths, University of London | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

English Language English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

This MRes prepares students for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if students are considering a taster year of research, or if they keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level.

The aim of the MRes is to expand knowledge and understanding of their chosen topic. Students will carry out independent research under the guidance of a supervisor, and in the context of a structured programme of study.

The main focus of the MRes, however, will be on the development of your own research project. Throughout this process you will:

  • Study in depth and reflect critically upon an aspect of research methods relevant to your dissertation topic, under the guidance of your supervisor
  • Where appropriate, you can choose to write on methodological topics arising from the syllabus of one of the taught Masters level modules
  • Carry out systematic research into the primary, critical and theoretical literature relevant to the dissertation topic, under the guidance of your supervisor
  • Develop an independent dissertation project, under the guidance of a supervisor


This programme will enable you to develop transferable skills, including:

  • enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials
  • the ability to organise information
  • the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments


Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry, the media.


Assessed by one essay of up to 5000 words.

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Entry requirements

Students should normally have a BA in a relevant subject with at least a clear upper second class result. If it’s in an unrelated field, students may be considered subject to qualifying interview/submission of sample essays.