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MRes Masters by Research

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Research Methods (Science) Social Research Methods Education Research

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career, while also being advantageous in relation to a range of other career pathways. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects, the focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate your own research. You will also acquire a range of skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the advanced ability for critical thought.

The Masters by Research has been designed to suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you aspire to a research-based career or as preparation for undertaking a PhD.

What will I study?

You will produce a research dissertation. A research training and development programme will help you towards this goal.

Compulsory research training sessions will cover aspects of research design, research data management and research project management. These sessions will enable you to identify, evaluate and construct arguments, design research questions, and make a contribution to knowledge. Ethics, values and equality in research will also be considered.

You will also be required to select six further sessions from a range of options focusing on methodological considerations in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

What are my career prospects?

The skills and experience acquired through an MRes will provide ideal preparation for progressing to higher research qualifications, such as MPhil and PhD, or pursuing a research-based career.

Modules

Research Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£4,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £13,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above). No specific subjects are required.

University information

Edge Hill University has been shaping the minds and futures of its vibrant student community since 1885. Established with a clear mission to create opportunity from knowledge, Edge Hill is now one of the UK’s leading universities and a popular choice for postgraduate students looking to undertake world-leading research, advance their career prospects, or specialise in their field. The university provides an environment that inspires students...more

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