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Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP

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MRes - Master of Research

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Course Summary

An understanding of the past is key to understanding the present and the future, and the study of history of publicly important as well as personally enriching. Our Master of Research (MRes) in History will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and research skills.

MRes History offers you the unique opportunity to combine the local and global in historical research.

You can choose to specialise in a broad range of historical places and subjects, and you’ll receive expert guidance along the way as you broaden and refine your research skills.

Amongst our staff we have specialists in Modern Britain and Ireland; European, African and Asian History; and memory, heritage and place.

Why study with us

  • Amongst our staff we have specialists in Modern Britain and Ireland; European, African and Asian History; and memory, heritage and place.
  • You’ll get to attend monthly research seminars from visiting academics.
  • There are opportunities for valuable work placements through our links with various educational and heritage institutions throughout the region.

Future careers

This research-focused course will prepare you to advance your career in education, museums, archives, heritage groups and organisations, as well as a variety of other professions which value the specialised research, organisational and intellectual capabilities provided by a postgraduate course such as this.


In this module you will analyse the interpretations of a variety of modern historical subjects. You will develop an understanding of this through case studies and understand the limitations of a selection of primary sources.
HY4011:Sources and Methods in Historical Research - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:1 degree in related subject such as History or a cognate subject. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus university leading the way in contemporary postgraduate learning. A modern institution with nearly two centuries of educational heritage, UCLan was established in 1992 but can trace its roots all the way back to 1828. There are currently around 200 postgraduate courses on offer, designed to equip students with industry-ready skills and prepare them to excel in the...more