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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

English Language English Literature

Course type


Course Summary

This programme provides expert guidance and individual supervision from staff specialising in a range of critical fields, from the 17th century to the present day. Join a vibrant, growing research community and acquire the skills necessary to carry out your own extended project. Key features: Pursue your own specific research interests in English with the guidance of an individual supervisor; Acquire a sophisticated range of subject-specific and interdisciplinary research skills; Enjoy full access to the University’s library and electronic resources; Benefit from adaptable study routes, allowing you to find a means of studying that fits around your other commitments; Draw on staff expertise in a wealth of diverse areas, from the early modern period to contemporary literature; Broaden your knowledge by undertaking interdisciplinary work across traditional subject boundaries; Progress from your undergraduate studies on a route that prepares you to become a researcher or do a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth University | 18 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



This module will provide research skills including library and IT skills, the use of databases, archival research and the structuring, managing, and presentation of a project. It will explore current areas of debate within literary studies in English, including the nature of cross-disciplinary research, and may include breakaway session's specific to the exit awards.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or first-class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to a degree. Other qualifications/experience that demonstrate that they can meet the challenges and demands of the programme are also considered. They are also required to submit a research proposal. Students with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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