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MRes - Master of Research
If you have an exciting idea for a research topic in English Literature and/or Language, this is an excellent opportunity.
The MRes in English is designed to allow you to develop and complete an independent research project in English Literature and/or Language, with the support of a well-qualified supervisor. An initial Research Methods module will ensure that you have the necessary skills to advance to the dissertation.
Why study this course with us?
Your supervisor will be part of a team of active researchers, with a specialism in the field you wish to pursue, and therefore well-placed to help you shape your project. You will also be joining a dynamic community of postgraduate researchers in the Department of English and Faculty of Arts and Humanities. While you will be developing as an autonomous and independent researcher, the Department recognises the importance of academic guidance and pastoral care, and offers a supportive and creative environment in which to learn and study.
While the MRes requires substantial independent study, you will be expected to have regular meetings with your supervisor, attend research skills training events in the Department and the Faculty, and use the online Postgraduate Research Development tools. You will also be expected to attend postgraduate and staff research seminars.
You will be assessed through coursework - for example book reviews, annotated bibliographies, essays, reports, presentations - and a dissertation.
The MRes is an ideal pathway to PhD for those who are considering a future career in academia, but the strengths developed during the degree, such as advanced communication, analytical, and research skills, will be attractive to employers in a wide range of fields.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Applicants normally require a 2:1 honours degree in English Literature, English Language, or English Literature and Language, but consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully. Applicants are subject to written application, research proposal, evidence of written work, references, and interview.
From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more
Full time | 1 year | SEP-22